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Cavs or Warriors may not shower coach after winning division, but it means something to Wizards

LOS ANGELES — Around the NBA, a division title has become an obsolete victory. But judging by the scene Tuesday night inside the Staples Center visitor’s locker room — Washington Wizards guard John Wall leading the conspiracy with teammates to hide water bottles behind their backs while Coach Scott Brooks unknowingly walked right into their […]
Via Wizards Insider
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Beat Lakers 119-108 to Clinch Division Title

LOS ANGELES — Water pooled on a table in the middle of the noisy locker room and soaked in the carpet. The Wizards had just celebrated clinching the Southeast Division for the franchise’s first division title in 38 years. “We had a little water bottle fight in here,” a smiling Bradley Beal said after a 119-108 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. “It...
Via CBS DC
2 hours ago

VIDEO: Wizards celebrate first division title in 38 years in locker room with coach Scott Brooks

On Tuesday night in Los Angeles the Wizards were partying like it was 1979. Okay, maybe not qute but after winning the first division title
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
8 hours ago

Morning tip: Wizards exhale after rare division crown but yearn for much more

LOS ANGELES As Scott Brooks made his way into the Wizards locker room, 14 players waited to greet him. Theyd come back from 16
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
8 hours ago

The Wizards just won their first division title in 38 damn years

Let’s glance at The Washington Post the last time the Wizards franchise clinched a divisional title. The lead story in sports was the upcoming Michigan State-Indiana State basketball final — Magic vs. Bird. Down the page, 22-year old Martina Navratilova was winning a title in New York over 16-year old Tracy Austin. Further down, Lanny Wadkins was […]
Via DC Sports Blog
9 hours ago

Wizards win first division title in 38 years, ending longest drought in major U.S. pro sports

Keith Allison/ Flickr The Washington Wizards clinched their first division title in 38 years, ending the longest drought of any team in major North American sports. With a 119-108 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, the Wizards clinch their first Southeast division title. The last time the Wizards won a division was in 1978-79 season, when the team was called the Bullets. They won...
Via KCM Sports
9 hours ago

Bradley Beal on winning division, developing stepback J

Bradley Beal on Wizards winning division, his developing stepback J
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
9 hours ago

Wizards vs. Lakers final score: Washington surges late to win 119-108 and clinch division title

The Wizards overcame a sloppy defensive performance, a cold shooting night, and a 16 point deficit to beat the Lakers 119-108 on Tuesday night. The Wizards started the game fast, but couldn’t outrace the Lakers, who were happy to match them step for step n an uptempo game. The Wizards went into halftime down by three after giving up 58 points on 47.9 percent shooting in the first...
Via Bullets Forever
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Wizards clinch Southeast Division, their first division title since 1979

Thanks to Tuesday’s win over the Lakers, the Washington Wizards have officially clinched the Southeast Division. This is first time the Wizards have won a Southeast Division since it was created when the league expanded to 30 teams in 2004. It’s also the first time they’ve won a division title at all since they won the Atlantic Division back in the 1979 season. In addition...
Via Bullets Forever
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards clinch franchise's first division title since 1978-79

Via FOX Sports
13 hours ago

Washington Wizards to wear ‘Stars and Stripes’ uniforms at home for playoffs

The Washington Wizards will be making a uniform change for the playoffs. The Wizards announced they will wear their alternate “Stars and Stripes” uniforms exclusively for home games during the postseason. The team introduced the uniforms this season to an overwhelming positive reaction. The jerseys were initially part of the team’s “Military Series” the honored all six...
Via KCM Sports
14 hours ago

Geltzeiler: Scott Brooks Deserves Coach of the Year Consideration

From out of the playoffs to battling Cleveland for the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference in under a year — Wizards coach Scott Brooks deserves to be in the conversation for NBA Coach of the Year. That’s how highly Brian Geltzeiler, founder of HoopsCritic.com, views the job Brooks has done in his first year coaching the Wizards. “John Wall’s having an All-NBA type of season...
Via CBS DC
16 hours ago

Wizards to wear Stars & Stripes uniforms in all home playoff games

The Wizards have worn a number of jerseys this year. One of their most popular jerseys is the white stars and stripes jersey that they wore during some home games in the past few months. And earlier Tuesday, the Wizards announced that they will wear those jerseys for every home game during the 2017 Playoffs: I wouldn’t go so far to say that this will replace their 1970’s inspired...
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Wizards will rock their ‘Stars and Stripes’ uniforms at home throughout the playoffs

The Wizards, who have already clinched a playoff berth and can clinch their first division title since 1979 with a win or an Atlanta loss on Tuesday, announced they will wear their alternate “Stars and Stripes” uniforms for all home games during the postseason. Washington added the “Stars and Stripes” alternate to its wardrobe before the […]
Via DC Sports Blog
18 hours ago

Wizards First-Round Playoff Tickets On Sale Wednesday

A year removed from an abysmal season which led to Randy Wittman’s firing, and still with nine regular season games to go, the Wizards are back in the playoffs. Wizards first-round playoff tickets go on sale to the general public Wednesday at 1 p.m., the team announced Tuesday afternoon, and can be purchased either on WashingtonWizards.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or via walk...
Via CBS DC
19 hours ago

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall has proven he is the best in the East

John Wall led the Washington Wizards to one of their most impressive wins of the season against the Cleveland Cavaliers. For the Wizards, this game was important because they felt they should have won their previous matchup in which they lost 140-135 in overtime at home after LeBron James tied it with an amazing three pointer at the buzzer. This game was a revenge game for John Wall...
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Art school is where Wizards’ most colorful character can truly express himself

When Washington Wizards swingman Kelly Oubre Jr. walks into the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, he recognizes the jazz legends on the walls. Down the hallway, he hears the beautiful disorderly sounds of an orchestra tuning up and as he enters the third-floor classroom, with the flyer advertising rehearsals for “The Bluest Eye,” he sees […]
Via Wizards Insider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Wizards clinch the playoffs, now jockey for position

The Washington Wizards have clinched the playoffs for the third time in four years. The Wizards currently sit in the third seed of the Eastern Conference. The Wizards clinched a playoff spot with their 104-100 win against the Atlanta Hawks. This was a critical win for three reasons. First because with a win they would clinch a playoff spot which is always nice to do as soon as possible...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How Bradley Beal has helped turn the Washington Wizards into contenders

The Washington Wizards are the real deal, and no one on the Wizards roster knows more about being the real deal than Bradley “Real Deal” Beal himself. He has transformed himself into an All-NBA caliber player over the course of 4-5 seasons and is now one of the NBA’s premier shooting guards. The Washington Wizards have reached a new high because of the great play of Beal as...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James sports goggles on Saturday to protect eye

LeBron James channeled his inner Kareem Abdul-Jabbar against the Washington Wizards on Saturday.The four-time MVP took the court for the intraconference showdown between the Wizards and his Cleveland Cavaliers sporting a pair of bright-colored goggles to protect his eye. James suffered a scratched cornea the previous night after getting poked in the eye in the third quarter of a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Warriors now hopeful Kevin Durant will return before end of regular season

Former MVP Kevin Durant appears to be making significant strides in his recovery from a left knee injury.According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Wednesday, Durant’s progress now has his Golden State Warriors hopeful that he will be able to return before the end of the regular season. Durant was injured in a game against the Washington Wizards on February 28, roughly three...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr says Durant is 'making progress'

There’s still no timetable for Kevin Durant’s return after he suffered a sprained MCL in a game against the Washington Wizards late last month.4Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr gave us a pretty positive update on the progress Durant is making.“He’s clearly making progress. It’s great,” Kerry said prior to Saturday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks, via CSN...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall: DeMarcus Cousins was willing to join Wizards

There is no indication that the Washington Wizards pursued a trade for DeMarcus Cousins, but according to a former college teammate, he’d have been in favor of it if they had.Wizards point guard John Wall, who played with Cousins at Kentucky, said Cousins told him he would be willing to come to Washington at some point.“I talked to him. He said he would come to D.C., but he didn’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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