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Washington Wizards let down John Wall in Game 3 loss

Jason Getz/ USA TODAY Sports One word can describe the Wizards’ Game 3 performance in their 116-98 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, flat. The Washington Wizards were flat from the opening tip and they fell behind 13-2 early. They never recovered falling behind as much as 25 points in the first quarter until John Wall hit an incredible three pointer falling away at the buzzer. It was...
Via KCM Sports
8 hours ago

After Game 3, Markieff Morris calls out the Hawks’ Paul Millsap: ‘He’s a crybaby’

ATLANTA — Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris continues to make the first postseason series of his career a memorable one — mostly with his words. While many players might opt for cliched praise for opponents as to not needlessly stir the pot, Morris has grabbed the biggest spoon he could find and mixed personal animosity into this […]
Via Wizards Insider
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jason Smith: Wizards need to flush this loss in Game 3 down the toilet

Jason Smith: Wizards need to flush this loss in Game 3 down the toilet and move on
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
13 hours ago

Bradley Beal: 'We spent the whole game playing catchup'

Bradley Beal on Wizards loss in Game 3: 'We spent the whole game playing catchup'
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
13 hours ago

Wizards at Hawks Game 3 final score: Wall’s 29 not enough as Washington loses, 116-98

A poor defensive start and cold offense throughout kept Washington from getting a decisive 3-0 series lead. The Wizards came into Game 3 of their playoff series against the Hawks with a 2-0 series lead. But Paul Millsap scored 29 points and Dennis Schroder added 27 more to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 116-98 win. The Wizards still lead the series, 2-1. In short, the Wizards hit a...
Via Bullets Forever
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wizards’ Otto Porter Injures Neck, Leaves Game 3 Early

At the break between the third and fourth quarters of Game 3 against the Atlanta Hawks, the Washington Wizards announced that Otto Porter, who left the game midway through the third, would not be returning: Porter was injured midway through the third quarter, leaving the game immediately, replaced by Kelly Oubre Jr. Here is footage of the play via CSN Washington, which was initially...
Via CBS DC
14 hours ago

WATCH: Wizards’ John Wall Plays Well When Angry

 John Wall had every right to be angry at the end of the first half of Game 3 vs. the Atlanta Hawks, after the Washington Wizards trailed by as many as 25 points. He handled his frustration by throwing up some highlight plays of his own, both with a slam dunk and from outside of the arc. First with the dunk, which came immediately after another Hawks’ three-pointer that pushed...
Via CBS DC
15 hours ago

John Wall closes first quarter with incredible off-balance three

The Washington Wizards were flat to start Game 3 against the Atlanta Hawks. Everyone was the culprit except for four-time All-Star John Wall. Despite falling behind by 20 points, Wall kept at it and exploded with 14 points in the first quarter. His last coming on the final possession of the quarter. After a Kelly Oubre miss, Wall was able to corral the loose ball and he quickly raced...
Via KCM Sports
16 hours ago

John Wall goes length of court for massive dunk

His Washington Wizards didn’t jump out of the gate strong in Game 3 against the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, but MVP candidate John Wall sure came to play.Wall dropped 14 points in the first quarter, including this awe-inspiring dunk late in the opening stanza. As you can see, Wall went the length of the court without much defense from the Hawks, ultimately throwing down a massive...
Via Sportsnaut
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dennis Schroder admits Mike Budenholzer wants him to avoid trash talk

The Eastern Conference playoff series between the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards has been a bit heated at times, with point guards John Wall and Dennis Schroder occasionally trading words.Schroder admitted Saturday that if it were up to his coach, Mike Budenholzer, there’d be a lot less talking and a lot more emulating one of the league’s quieter superstars. It’s hard...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: 3 Keys To Victory In Game 3

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Good luck trying to find one of those awesome Wizards patriotic home playoff uniforms

The Washington Wizards have the most patriotic uniforms going in the NBA playoffs when they play at home. The brilliantly-designed home white uniforms come with a perfect touch of the stars and stripes, and it manages not to go overboard with the patriotism so often seen on uniforms these days. It is a beautiful look, and one Washington will continue to keep in the rotation in the...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wizards' Ian Mahinmi to miss at least Games 3, 4 at Hawks

Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: 5 Takeaways From Game 2 Against Hawks

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Everybody loves the Wizards home playoff uniforms. But nobody can buy them.

Sports fans don’t agree about much. But when the Wizards announced in late March that they would wear their white stars-and-stripes uniforms at all home playoff games this spring, the response seemed pretty close to unanimous approval. Yeeeeeessss, the #Wizards are making their stars and stripes jerseys their home jerseys for the playoffs. Need to […]
Via DC Sports Blog
2 days ago

Bradley Beal was cold as ice in Game 2. Then the fourth quarter arrived.

As Bradley Beal settled into his seat, a microphone and row of reporters ahead of him, he smiled when observing his current situation. “I’m dolo today,” Beal said. He was met with confused glances, and so Beal explained his slang for the uninitiated. “By myself,” Beal clarified. Following the Washington Wizards’ 109-101 win over the […]
Via Wizards Insider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: John Wall throws down sick dunk to lock up Game 2 win

John Wall entered the NBA playoffs playing at an MVP level, and the first two games of the Wizards’ series with the Hawks have been no different.Wall scored a game-high 32 points on Wednesday night, with fellow guard Bradley Beal adding another 31 himself.And none were bigger than the two Wall scored late in the game.It happened when the Wizards were clinging to a 101-98 lead,...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Markieff Morris trolls Paul Millsap for ‘MMA’ comment

Washington Wizards power forward Markieff Morris is having a bit of fun with his individual matchup in the first round.After the Wizards won Game 1 over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday by the final of 114-107, Hawks power forward Paul Millsap complained that they were “playing MMA” due to their physical style.Speaking with the media before Game 2 on Wednesday, Morris took an opportunity...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall striving ‘to be on top of that MVP list’

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall took his game to another level this season. Wall had always been a star, but he experienced career highs in PER, assist rate, effective field goal percentage and scoring this season — the Wizards’ best as a franchise since they won the Eastern Conference in 1979.However, Wall was largely excluded from MVP conversations. With Russell Westbrook...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Millsap won’t let Markieff Morris get in his head

Paul Millsap says he is determined not to let Markieff Morris get in his head, but his comments indicate he might have already failed.Millsap’s Atlanta Hawks lost to Morris’ Washington Wizards in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoffs first-round series on Sunday. Millsap and Morris got into it at one point, which is something Millsap says he needs to avoid.“That’s what...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

After shaky showing in Game 1, Wizards bench gets the memo: Bring it immediately

For all the big things the Washington Wizards achieved in their 114-107 win over Atlanta on Sunday to open their first-round playoff series, Coach Scott Brooks had a few nits to pick after the game. Overall, the report card was good. Ball movement on offense was satisfactory, defense was up to par, and the Wizards […]
Via Wizards Insider
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards start in the right direction in Game 1

The Washington Wizards started their round series against the Atlanta Hawks on April 16. Game 1 and Game 2 take place in Washington D.C. In Game 1, the Wizards beat the Hawks 114-107 in a convincing manner. John Wall was the star of the game with an impressive stat line. He scored 32 points, 14 assists, and 4 rebounds. It was clear that he was the best player on the court. The...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Millsap: Wizards were 'playing MMA' against Hawks

The Washington Wizards overcame early adversity to defeat the Atlanta Hawks in the first game of their first-round matchup Sunday. Along the way, John Wall busted out his version of the Jordan shrug. But according to Hawks forward Paul Millsap, they used some unconventional methods to achieve victory. It’s worth pointing out that Millsap had a few minor scuffles with Wizards forward Markieff...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: What to look for in the first round

The Washington Wizards are hosting the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday as the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference. John Wall and Bradley Beal have led this team to new heights as they are the favorites over their first round opponent, Atlanta Hawks, and are expected by many to finish the series in six or fewer games. Marcin Gortat and Otto Porter are looking to get their rhythms back and...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Checking The Pulse of DC, Wizards Fans

The D.C. Metro area is one of the best sports areas in the country. In a positive way, the city gets behind its pro teams should one of them appear poised for a lengthy postseason run. For this post, I’ll focus on the Washington Wizards. (Shout out to the Capitals, though.) The Wizards have won the most regular season games and captured its first division title since the 1970s...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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