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5 Defining Moments from Wizards – Raptors Game 4

Here’s what was going on in the world the last time the Wizards swept an opponent during a 7 game series: • For the first time in U.S. history, Americans were able to use fresh vegetables as currency to pay for gas. The pilot program would last for 16 weeks. • President Timothy Ogletree fell […] The post 5 Defining Moments from Wizards – Raptors Game 4 appeared first on Hoop District.
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce trolls Raptors on social media after Wizards sweep

There’s a special place in sports for those who enjoy and embrace the villain role. Paul Pierce is currently doing just that for the Wizards. Prior to the Wizards’ first round playoff series against the Raptors, Pierce mentioned during an interview with ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan that he didn’t think the Raptors had the “it” factor...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wizards made Raptors look bad while remaking themselves

The Washington Wizards didn’t make an adjustment in the first round of the NBA playoffs; they created an entirely new identity. During the regular season, all four of their lineups that saw over 100 minutes featured two big men in the group of Nene Hilario, Marcin Gortat, Kris Humphries, and Kevin Seraphin. Washington’s starting unit of Gortat, Hilario, Paul Pierce, Bradley...
Via Crossover Chronicles
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Wall somehow not called for travel (Video)

The Washington Wizards completed a sweep of the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, and they got a little bit of help from the officiating crew along the way. For example, we have absolutely no clue how John Wall wasn’t called for a travel on the play you see above. Everyone knows NBA refs let travels slide...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce burns Raptors fans with epic troll job

Paul Pierce is enemy No. 1 right now among Toronto Raptors fans — and he’s loving every minute of it. A few hours after his Washington Wizards eviscerated the higher-seeded Raptors in a four-game sweep of their first-round playoff series, Pierce kept the punches coming on his Facebook page.     Paul! Don’t hurt ’em! Pierce scored a game-high 20 points to lead the...
Via NESN.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards Complete Sweep of Raptors in Dominant Fashion

Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) celebrates with forward Paul Pierce, behind, in the second half of Game 4 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs against the Toronto Raptors, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Washington. The Wizards won 125-94 to complete the first sweep of a seven-game series in club history, and advancing them to the second-round. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch: John Wall Cannot Hide His Excitement as Season Sweep Loomed

The Washington Wizards completed their first postseason four-game sweep in franchise history by dismantling the Toronto Raptors 125-94 in Game 4. The game was never in doubt, but as victory was mere seconds away, Wizards point guard John Wall could not hold in his excitement. Watch out DeJuan Blair. [Vine] The post Watch: John Wall Cannot Hide His Excitement as Season Sweep Loomed...
Via KCM Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wizards sweep listless Raptors

For a team that won 49 games during the regular season, the Toronto Raptors were nowhere to be found during their humiliating four-game series against the Washington Wizards. Washington defeated Toronto by 31 points on Sunday evening, completing a ridiculous four-game sweep that saw John Wall and company outscore the over-matched Raptors by a total of 56 points. Washington moves...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Benched wizard Kris Humphries is back with some fugazi Bruce Jenner apologies

Benched Washington Wizard Kris Humphries has gone from, "Man, I'm glad I got out when I did. #Gottadoyou" --- to these fugazi 'apologies' and explanations. I have and always will support Bruce hence #Gottadoyou. Now recognize I was too vague and sincerely apologize for the way this came across.— Kris Humphries (@KrisHumphries) April 25, 2015 #FullySupportBruce— Kris Humphries...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tales From The Booth: Wizards vs. Raptors, Game 3

Over a span of approximately 200 nights between the months of October and April, we spend 41 of them on the cross streets of F and 9th in downtown Washington, DC to bring home to you Wizards fans paramount basketball coverage from a more subjective angle. As bloggers who have been blissfully granted season credentials […] The post Tales From The Booth: Wizards vs. Raptors, Game...
Via Hoop District
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Humphries apologizes for Bruce Jenner tweet

A polarizing interview that ABC’s Diane Sawyer conducted with Bruce Jenner aired on Friday night, with the former Olympic star describing himself as a woman. Kris Humphries, who was Jenner’s stepson-in-law for a very brief period, sent a tweet during the interview that sure made it seem like he doesn’t approve. Man, I'm glad I...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Humphries disses Bruce Jenner: “Glad I got out.”

The Washington Wizards’ Kris Humphries, who was once married to Kim Kardashian, dissed ex-father-in-law Bruce Jenner for coming out as a woman.  In an exclusive interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, Jenner claimed that he’s making the transition. That prompted Humphries to send this tweet:  “Glad I got out when I did.”  
Via Speleb
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors-Wizards: The taming of Valanciunas, by Gortat, Nene

The Washington Wizards have done a lot of things right during their two-game obliteration of the Toronto Raptors. John Wall has been a monster in transition, picking apart Toronto’s defense en route to averaging 12.5 assists per game. With some beefy minutes totals, Otto Porter has emerged as a legitimate NBA player. Bradley Beal shook off a rough Game 1 outing in Game 2 ...
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards' Bradley Beal on Raptors: 'They think that we're some punks'

For a 2-0 first-round series, the Wizards and Raptors sure are generating a lot of fireworks. When it's not Paul Pierce embracing the role of the villain or Masai Ujiri accruing another fine in response to Pierce, there's plenty going on during the actual games.And there might be even more than we know, if Bradley Beal's halftime interview in Game 2 on Tuesday is any indication....
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce wants to sweep Raptors to avoid customs

Paul Pierce has plenty of motivation to close out the Toronto Raptors. Pierce and the Washington Wizards took a 2-0 series lead with a Game 2 win Tuesday night, and the two teams now head to D.C. to continue the series. Pierce is hoping the Wizards can wrap things up, not only to advance to the next round but also to ensure he doesn’t have to return to Toronto. We don’t know...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Blow Out Raptors For 2-0 Series Lead!

The Wizards were on fire on Tuesday night in a 117-106 win over the Raptors in Toronto. With the win, Washington takes a commanding 2-0 lead, heading home for a pair of games this weekend at the Verizon Center. Trailing 31-26 at the end of the first period, the Wizards exploded in the second quarter, taking a 60-49 lead at intermission. Washington didn’t let up to start the second...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Van Pelt zings Colin Cowherd with John Wall tweet

Colin Cowherd has spent the better part of five years – FIVE YEARS! – holding one 30 second dance over John Wall’s head like some kind of modern day scarlet letter.  Amazingly enough, he brought it up again today.  This guy just doesn’t quit. Not to start another ESPN-on-ESPN feud or get SVP suspended (he’s one of the good ones in Bristol), but we couldn’t help but...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards coach Randy Wittman has team prepared for road playoff tests

Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman has been on the hot seat for much of the season. Perhaps Wittman and the Wizards left something to be desired during the regular season. Perhaps Wittman and the Wizards underachieved this year. But there's one undeniable fact, as unearthed by the Washington Times. Randy Wittman and the Washington Wizards have been very good in the postseason...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Film Study: Wizards vs. Raptors

Saturday’s Game 1 between the Washington Wizards and the Toronto Raptors was an old-fashioned, slow-paced, heavy-defensed playoff brawl. The Wizards won by the low, low score of 93–86, and that was after five minutes of overtime. Both teams shot under 40 percent from the field.  Something’s off about this being such a low-scoring game, though. While the Wizards were fifth...
Via The Sports Post
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Randy Wittman has issues with his playboard vs Raptors (Video)

We're pretty sure that Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman knows how to use a playboard. That being said, it's hard to understand why Wittman seemed to have so much trouble with it during the final of minute of overtime during Saturday night's Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series against Toronto.The board itself is just a miniature version of a basketball court...
Via Holdout Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards End Season On Road

The Wizards remain in 5th place in the East, two games back of Toronto and Chicago with two to play. Washington wraps up @ Indiana on Tuesday and @ Cleveland on Wednesday. The NBA playoffs begin on Saturday and at 46-34, Washington has already won more regular season games since the 1979 team that lost to Seattle in the finals. The playoff picture & potential scenarios with...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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