TAG: Washington Wizards

Smack / May 19, 2014 / 10:24 pm

Are John Wall & Bradley Beal The Best Backcourt In The NBA? Wall Thinks So

Bradley Beal, John Wall

A lot of people figured the Wizards made a mistake giving John Wall a max extension last summer. But the former No. 1 pick led the Wizards to a No. 5 seed in the East and a thorough, 4-1 beatdown of the Bulls in the first round. Now Wall believes he and second-year shooting guard Bradley Beal are the best backcourt in the NBA. Read More »

NBA / May 16, 2014 / 3:00 pm

John Wall’s Top 10 Plays Of The NBA Season

John Wall

After having a career season that included an All-Star appearance, his first playoff berth and a Slam Dunk Contest win, John Wall‘s output fell apart against the Pacers. In Games 1, 2, 4 and 6, Wall combined for just 43 points. On the series, he shot under 37 percent from the floor. It’s no surprise that the Wizards’ best performance came during Wall’s best game (Game 5: 27 points, five rebounds and five assists). Read More »

GIFs, NBA / May 14, 2014 / 1:15 pm

John Wall & Marcin Gortat Help Wiz Blow Pacers Away

John Wall

The Washington Wizards faced elimination on Tuesday night playing in Indianapolis at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. John Wall and Marcin Gortat had been struggling in the first round, but in Game 5, they both delivered with huge performances during a lopsided 102-79 win that was even more of a blowout than the score suggests. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 12, 2014 / 9:15 am

John Wall’s Patented Behind-The-Back Layup

John Wall

If you give away a 19-point deficit at home in the biggest game of your season, you don’t deserve to win. Period. That’s what happened during Game 4 in Washington yesterday where the Wizards disintegrated in the second half and fell into a 3-1 series hole against Indiana, losing 95-92. Despite that, John Wall still had a highlight, breaking out his patented behind-the-back layup. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / May 10, 2014 / 6:22 pm

John Wall Had His Eyeball Scratched In Game 3

Andre Miller, Drew Gooden, John Wall

The Wizards got stomped by a Pacers defense that appears revitalized after a late-season slide. Aside from handing homecourt back to the Pacers, the Wizards now have to deal with a difficult injury to their all-star point guard John Wall, who scratched his eyeball in the third quarter of Friday night’s Game 3 loss. Read More »

NBA / May 9, 2014 / 2:30 pm

The 5 Biggest Storylines Of The 2014 NBA Playoffs

Serge Ibaka, Russell Westbrook, DeAndre Jordan, Kevin Durant, Jamal Crawford

Playoff basketball is structured to ignite the best basketball out of every player and every team fortunate enough to get invited to the big dance. With the game being played out on the biggest stage for the masses, individual storylines receive a substantial amount of attention and analysis. Read More »

NBA / May 9, 2014 / 1:00 pm

5 Stars Who Went Missing In The NBA Playoffs

John Wall, George Hill

The NBA is “Where Amazing Happens” and the 2014 NBA Playoffs have given a new definition to the word amazing. Living on the East Coast, each morning as I stretched my arms and grabbed my iPhone, highlights would show up of yet another late-night, overtime game being decided in the final moments. The NBA Playoffs can make or break a career for a player, especially those perceived as “stars”. Have one bad game and basketball Twitter will open the casket and dig a grave. Read More »

NBA / May 7, 2014 / 11:59 pm

Roy Hibbert Nets 28 Points Out Of The Blue As The Pacers Take Game 2

Marcin Gortat, Roy Hibbert

After public derision from veteran locker-room presence David West after a double-bagel in Game 1, Roy Hibbert scored more points in the first half of Game 2 than he had during any game of these playoffs. He would finish with 28 to go with nine rebounds and two blocks as the Pacers hit their free throws down the stretch to get the win and even the series. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / May 7, 2014 / 10:51 pm

Watch Marcin Gortat Jam It On Ian Mahinmi

Marcin Gortat, Ian Mahinmi

The Indiana Pacers hosted the Washington Wizards again in Game 2 on Wednesday night, looking to get back on track in the series. In the first quarter, Marcin Gortat briefly deflated the Indy crowd with a huge rim-rocker. Gortat set the high screen for John Wall and rolled to the bucket. After receiving the bounce pass from Wall, Gortat demoralized Ian Mahinmi with an authoritative one-handed dunk and snarl. Read More »

NBA, Smack / May 7, 2014 / 10:30 am

Limping Coach Randy Wittman Still Owes His Wizards A Slam Dunk

Randy Wittman

Coaches use all sorts of tactics to motivate their players. We’re not sure the Wizards needed any extra incentive to bring it against the Chicago Bulls in their opening-round series, but Wiz coach Randy Wittman provided them some anyway. He told his players he’d dunk the ball if they advanced past the Bulls, and now his players want to collect. Read More »