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November 3, 2010 | By Kate Fagan, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - You can call them unlucky, you can call them cursed, or you can call them snake-bitten. You can blame supernatural happenings - such as a reserve hitting a three-pointer to force overtime - but there was also plenty of concrete evidence why the 76ers lost, 116-115, in overtime to the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night at the Verizon Center. The most compelling evidence comes in the form of the Wizards' 6-foot-4 rookie point guard, John Wall, who finished the game with 29 points, 13 assists, and 9 steals.
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November 2, 2010 | By BOB COONEY, cooneyb@phillynews.com
WASHINGTON - Donovan McNabb was benched in the final minutes of his team's game because his coach basically said a lifetime backup had a better chance of winning the game than McNabb, a 12-year pro with six Pro Bowl appearances. That, folks, is not even close to being the hot topic of sports discussion in the nation's capital, however. Donovan, you're not in Philly anymore. All the hype - and it is blatantly evident as you walk the historic downtown streets amid No. 2 Wizard jerseys - is John Wall.
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May 19, 2010
1. John Wall (Kentucky)    2. Evan Turner (Ohio State)    3. Derrick Favors (Georgia Tech)    4. DeMarcus Cousins (Kentucky) 5. Wesley Johnson (Syracuse)    6. Someone else
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May 22, 2010
Celts' home jinx Having won the first two, the Boston Celtics are back home to play the Orlando Magic for Game 3 on Saturday, but that's not necessarily a good thing. The Celtics were one of only two NBA teams with a better record on the road than at home this season. 'Overzealous' staffer There it was on Facebook for all to see: the Washington Wizards telling the world they will draft John Wall with the No. 1 pick. Myron Goodman made the posting Friday on a Facebook page for University of Kentucky alumni.
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April 7, 2013
Deron Williams had 32 points and six assists to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 105-96 win Saturday night over the visiting Charlotte Bobcats. Brook Lopez added 19 points and backup Andray Blatche had 16 as the Nets completed a four-game sweep of the NBA-worst Bobcats. The win strengthened Brooklyn's hold on fourth place in the Eastern Conference, moving them 11/2 games ahead of Chicago. Ben Gordon scored 27 points and Gerald Henderson had 22 for the Bobcats.   Wizards run down Pacers   John Wall scored 37 points in a display of speed and flair to lead the host Washington Wizards to a 104-85 win over the Indiana Pacers.
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July 6, 2011 | By DICK JERARDI, jerardd@phillynews.com
FOUR SUMMERS ago, a skinny 16-year-old from North Carolina arrived at Philadelphia University, hoping one of the big-name college coaches there for Reebok U might notice him. He had just gone through what was essentially a tryout camp in Chicago just to get an invitation to one of the elite camps in America, where high school stars like Brandon Jennings and Renardo Sidney were waiting and did not need to be introduced to anybody. "We found out the last minute," John Wall said last evening at Philly U. He arrived that night with his AAU coach and a friend after an 8-hour drive from Raleigh.
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November 2, 2010 | By Kate Fagan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Considering how empty the present looks for both teams, Tuesday night's game between the Washington Wizards and 76ers becomes a comparison of the future. More specifically, a matchup of the No. 1 selection in the 2010 NBA draft, Wizards point guard John Wall, vs. the No. 2 selection in that same draft, Sixers guard Evan Turner. Neither team has won a game, combining for five losses, but both rookies have demonstrated that there is some reason for hope. Against the Miami Heat on opening night, Turner finished with 16 points, seven rebounds, and four assists.
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November 17, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Kentucky coach John Calipari looked up at the clock after visiting Miami of Ohio tied the fourth-ranked Wildcats with 6 seconds left and wondered if he should call timeout. John Wall didn't give him a chance. The heralded Kentucky freshman quickly grabbed the inbounds pass, raced by his coach in a blur and pulled up from 15 feet. Before Calipari could collect his thoughts, Wall's jumper was through the net to give the Wildcats a 72-70 win last night and Kentucky's newest superstar was running down the floor pounding his chest in joy. "John Wall catching it and going, I loved it," Calipari said.
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March 26, 2013
LeBron James left one rebound shy of a triple-double. That's about all the Heat could complain about. James finished with 24 points, 11 assists, and nine rebounds, and the Heat won their 27th straight by running away at the finish to beat the Magic, 108-94, on Monday night in Orlando, Fla. Miami pushed its lead to 20 before Heat coach Erik Spoelstra emptied the bench in what was his 250th win with the team. The Heat are within six games of matching the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers for the longest winning streak in NBA history.
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April 10, 2013
The New York Knicks romped to their first Atlantic Division title since 1994, getting 36 points from Carmelo Anthony and beating the visiting Washington Wizards, 120-99, Tuesday night for their 13th straight victory. John Wall scored 33 points for the Wizards. Elsewhere: The host Miami Heat, without injured Dwyane Wade or ailing Chris Bosh, saw LeBron James score 28 points in 30 minutes and Udonis Haslem add 10 points and 15 rebounds in a 94-83 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
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April 10, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The 76ers entered the merciful final week of their season Wednesday night against the Washington Wizards, a team so disinterested in the outcome that star guard John Wall was given the night off to rest up for more important nights to come. Not that it mattered. The Wizards exploited a confused Sixers defense, shot 65.3 percent from the floor, and won, 119-90. As if that wasn't ugly enough, Nerlens Noel sprained his right ankle in the final quarter, apparently a significant sprain, and he is even money to be shut down for the rest of the season.
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April 10, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers are ending their campaign the way they started it, heading into yet another offseason without many wins but quite a few lottery balls - and now one injury to a major player. Nerlens Noel suffered a right-ankle sprain Wednesday in the fourth quarter of a 119-90 loss to the Washington Wizards at the Wells Fargo Center. Trying to block a shot, Noel landed on the foot of Wizards guard Will Bynum. "I am concerned," Sixers coach Brett Brown said. "If you saw the tape and saw him come down on Bynum's foot, that is a real turned ankle, that is a real sprain.
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April 3, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
WASHINGTON - When you have a team trying to gear up and hit on all cylanders for the playoffs going against a team attempting to head into a long summer on a positive note, there is no doubt a little disparity in incentives. The game played out the way you'd think it would have, with the playoff-bound Wizards, who are getting healthy and in the midst of a nice five-game homestand, easily handling the 18-win 76ers, 106-93, at the Verizon Center. While the Wizards (42-33) are looking to improve their Eastern Conference seeding, where they are mired in the fifth spot, the Sixers and coach Brett Brown hope to finish the remaining games with enough positives to carry into what will be an important summer of growth for many on this roster.
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March 1, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The games are played while bodies are shipped in and out, frequently in 10-day intervals, for the 76ers. Already, 24 players have seen action. So the Sixers keep sending players out there, and on Friday night they produced a result worth remembering, an 89-81 win over the struggling Washington Wizards at the Wells Fargo Center. It snapped a five-game losing streak and extended the reeling Wizards' losing streak to six. The Sixers (13-45) need games like this one to keep their sanity, a way that makes it a little easier to navigate this seemingly endless NBA season.
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March 1, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
WHAT A DIFFERENCE a little over a month makes. On Jan. 19, the 76ers visited the Washington Wizards and were spanked to the tune of a 35-point loss. They were rag-dolled inside the paint by Marcin Gortat, and, following the game, Sixers big man Nerlens Noel complained about the lack of touches the big men were getting. Last night, the Sixers didn't have four of the players who participated in that blowout, played five more who weren't on the active roster and shot 35 percent from the floor (28-for-30)
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February 17, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Kyle Lowry had the resumé to be here last season. But bigger names were picked over him as reserves: John Wall, Joe Johnson and even teammate DeMar DeRozan. So while more popular players were selected, the Toronto Raptors point guard kept working, kept setting lofty goals, kept believing that it would be his turn one day. So with all of Canada behind him, the Philadelphia native received enough votes to be named an Eastern Conference starter in Sunday's NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden.
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January 21, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
WASHINGTON - While yesterday was a day of celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King and his dream, the 76ers' game against the Washington Wizards was a complete nightmare. There was no equality on the court after about the first 5 minutes as the Wizards (29-13) dominated in every aspect of the game, turning an 8-7 deficit into a 28-point lead in the first half en route to a 111-76 stomping. Washington was bigger, faster, quicker and stronger than the Sixers, and it didn't take too long for the Wizards to have their way. "[There were]
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January 21, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - The 76ers might want to ask the NBA to stop pairing them against the Washington Wizards on Martin Luther King's Birthday. They were defeated by the Wizards at the Verizon Center on the day honoring the civil rights leader for the second straight year. This time, the final score was 111-76 in front of 19,040. The Sixers dropped to 8-33. It was their fourth consecutive setback to the Wizards since defeating them on Nov. 1, 2013. Washington (29-13) has won two straight games and seven of the last nine.
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January 21, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
WASHINGTON - It seems like eons ago when Rasual Butler was draining long-range bombs at Roman Catholic and La Salle. But the 6-7 swingman, who is 12th all time in three-point percentage at La Salle (.360) and sixth in threes made (225) is still doing what he loves at the highest of levels. Now in his 12th NBA season, Butler has found a significant role with the upstart Washington Wizards. He hit a three late in the third quarter yesterday when the 76ers had cut the Washington lead to 16, settling a frazzled Wizards team at the time.
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January 20, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - The 76ers have another tough task. Two days removed from a 107-89 drubbing on the road by the Detroit Pistons, the Sixers have to face the Washington Wizards on Monday afternoon at the Verizon Center. On paper, this appears to be a tougher matchup for the young Sixers (8-32). At 28-13, the Wizards have the second-best record in the Eastern Conference. They have an NBA all-star in point guard John Wall. And they ranked fourth in assists (24.9 per game) and sixth in points allowed (97.4)
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