The Wizards Are Figuring It Out, And The Raptors Aren't Good Enough

“That is a bad man, number 34.” Those are the words color commentator Doris Burke used to describe Paul Pierce’s game-sealing three-pointer against the Toronto Raptors last night. In just thirty seconds the Raptors cut an eight point deficit to three, and if the Wizards had come up empty, the Raptors would’ve had a… » 4/25/15 11:34am Today 11:34am

Kyle Lowry Is The Most Frustrated Man

Over the first two games of the Raptors-Wizards series, both played in Toronto, Kyle Lowry has played 60 minutes, scored 13 total points, hit five of 20 shots, and committed ten personal fouls. Those numbers—they are bad! Not at all coincidentally, the Wizards lead the series 2-0 heading back to D.C., and the Raptors… » 4/22/15 10:38am Wednesday 10:38am

Boogie Cousins And John Wall Put On A Show; Some Team Also Won I Guess

A point guard and a center generally can't duel in the way we usually think of players dueling—directly, one-on-one, attacking each other at both ends. Apart from the occasional defensive switch or confrontation at the rim, they'll mostly compete from a distance, and indirectly, via their teams and the scoreboard. … » 3/15/15 1:15pm 3/15/15 1:15pm

The Wizards' Celebration Of Black History Month Is A Little Tone-Deaf

The Washington Wizards created a pop-up website to celebrate Black History Month. The site is full of pictures of various members of the Wizards organization spliced next to a picture of a historical black figure that inspires them, and a quote from each person featured. It's mostly a harmless idea, until Ted Leonsis… » 3/02/15 1:51pm 3/02/15 1:51pm

Uh, Guys? I Think The Wizards Forgot To Fire Randy Wittman?

Coming into Sunday's game in Detroit, the Washington Wizards had lost two straight and 9 of 13, a month-long stretch of almost uniformly horrendous basketball in which they've fallen from second to fifth in the East. After the 38-point beating they took from the Cavs at home this past Friday, even that fifth-place… » 2/24/15 1:58pm 2/24/15 1:58pm

Mason Plumlee Commits Ultimate Party Foul, Wrecks Entire Tray Of Beers

Nets big man Mason Plumlee couldn't hit the brakes fast enough before slamming into a Verizon Center waitress tonight, laying waste to her entire tray of beers. For front-row service at an NBA game, that's gotta be like $200 worth of suds, gone in a flash. Don't worry, Mason, we'll always have this. » 2/07/15 8:52pm 2/07/15 8:52pm

So, The Wizards Aren't Handling This Slump All That Well

Shit's rough for the Wizards these days, man. After a few months of hanging steady near the top of the East and raking in national praise for their fun young backcourt duo of John Wall and Bradley Beal, they've dumped five in a row, seven of nine, and have been overtaken by the refurbished and newly wakeful Cavs. … » 2/06/15 3:49pm 2/06/15 3:49pm

I Can't Stop Watching John Wall Chop The Nuggets With This Slick Pass

John Wall was at his very best last night in Denver: hanging 19 points and 16 assists on the Nuggets, snatching the endgame away with a flurry of buckets and assists, doing that John Wall thing where the court and the basket and all the players start to seem like a big circuitboard and the ball is just a signal… » 1/26/15 11:59am 1/26/15 11:59am

Paul Pierce Channels Surly Russell Westbrook In Postgame Interview

On Friday night, Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook pulled a Marshawn Lynch during his postgame media scrum, answering every question with some version of "we did a good job executing" before looking one reporter dead in the face and saying, "I just don't like you." Wizards small forward and jolly old basketball… » 1/19/15 11:43am 1/19/15 11:43am