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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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September 30, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
SOMETIMES, good news travels slow. Although it happened on Friday, reports are just now surfacing about the $400,000 that Wizards point guard John Wall donated to Bright Beginnings, which provides educational services to homeless children in Washington. Dr. Betty Jo Gaines, the executive director of Bright Beginnings issued a statement on the organization's Facebook page: "Support from individuals like Mr. Wall, gives Bright Beginnings the encouragement to continue to provide comprehensive services for homeless children in the District of Columbia.
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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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March 19, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, Staff Writer
It was not so much a closely contested game as it was another series of lessons. The curriculum covered a wide range of topics - namely, passing, rebounding, executing plays and clutch foul shots at the end. They are lessons the 76ers hope they'll never forget. The Sixers played with more energy and competitiveness than in Tuesday's loss to the Brooklyn Nets. They even made things interesting late, but the outcome was all too familiar as the Washington Wizards took a 99-94 victory Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
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March 24, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
DENVER - One by one the 76ers players, coaches and staff members on hand for a voluntary workout embraced JaKarr Sampson outside the Denver Nuggets locker room Tuesday at the Pepsi Center. "Good job, big man," Ish Smith said to Sampson, the Nuggets' starting small forward. "Keep doing your thing, except tomorrow. " "What's up, Jee-REE?" trainer Kevin Johnson playfully said to Sampson. For a moment it was like old times for the 6-foot-9, 214-pounder, who a little over a month ago was the most beloved Sixer.
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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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June 24, 2016 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
NEW YORK - Ben Simmons was five minutes early. Usually, the imminent millionaires who gather for a mass press conference the day before the NBA draft stroll in right on time, if not a few ticks tardy. They're mostly teenagers, after all. Ben Simmons isn't a typical teenager. He was so early the NBA asked him to leave and come back later. He hovered outside the ballroom door, out of sight but unwilling to retreat. Sure enough, the league relented. The session started early.
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March 24, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
DENVER - One by one the 76ers players, coaches and staff members on hand for a voluntary workout embraced JaKarr Sampson outside the Denver Nuggets locker room Tuesday at the Pepsi Center. "Good job, big man," Ish Smith said to Sampson, the Nuggets' starting small forward. "Keep doing your thing, except tomorrow. " "What's up, Jee-REE?" trainer Kevin Johnson playfully said to Sampson. For a moment it was like old times for the 6-foot-9, 214-pounder, who a little over a month ago was the most beloved Sixer.
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March 19, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, Staff Writer
It was not so much a closely contested game as it was another series of lessons. The curriculum covered a wide range of topics - namely, passing, rebounding, executing plays and clutch foul shots at the end. They are lessons the 76ers hope they'll never forget. The Sixers played with more energy and competitiveness than in Tuesday's loss to the Brooklyn Nets. They even made things interesting late, but the outcome was all too familiar as the Washington Wizards took a 99-94 victory Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
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March 17, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, Staff Writer
NEW YORK - The 76ers will tell you that they're eager to get back on the court. They say they are determined to show that they're better than the squad that opened the game by missing 14 of 16 shots en route to being humiliated by the Brooklyn Nets. The Sixers say they are raring to show that they are better than the team that let Nets swingman Bojan Bogdanovic look like a first-ballot Hall of Famer. "We can't let Bogdanovic get off for 44 points," Elton Brand said Tuesday after a 131-114 loss to the Nets at the Barclays Center.
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March 17, 2016 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Finally playing as if their chance at a playoff berth was on the line, which it is, the Wizards picked up their second consecutive lopsided victory over a team just ahead of them in the standings, beating Derrick Rose's Chicago Bulls, 117-96, behind John Wall's triple-double Wednesday night in Washington. Wall, an all-star point guard, produced 29 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, outplaying Rose, who returned after missing two games with a strained left groin and finished with 16 points and four assists.
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March 2, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - It seems like the 76ers are destined to lose no matter how hard they play. Monday night was a prime example. The Sixers played their best basketball since the all-star break and had the Washington Wizards in a headlock for much of the second half. But they still ended up losing, 116-108, at the Verizon Center. It was all because of John Wall. The Wizards point guard scored 16 of his game-high 37 points in the fourth quarter. Perhaps his biggest points came during Washington's 16-0 run that gave it a 102-93 lead with 5 minutes, 43 seconds left.
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February 29, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, Staff Writer
The 76ers had their chairman of basketball operations in attendance, more balance on offense, and a little more bounce in their step. But they suffered the same old result. Jerry Colangelo was in town for a meeting with coach Brett Brown and general manager Sam Hinkie. He took in Friday's game before flying back to Phoenix on Saturday. The Sixers looked sharper than in recent games, but still had critical moments when they couldn't hit a timely basket or make a stop. That's why they lost their seventh straight game and 11th in the last 12. This time it was a 103-94 decision to the Washington Wizards at the Wells Fargo Center.
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February 7, 2016 | BY BOB COONEY, Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - Brett Brown can live with the thousands of missed shots he's seen over his two-plus seasons as the head of the 76ers. Missed defensive assignments, turnovers and brain cramps annoy him, but won't deflate the coach. There is only one area Brown won't tolerate with his young club, and that's when they fail to compete. Talent will win out most nights, and the Sixers rarely will be favored in that battle. But to give away games because of a dispirited effort, that will cost the coach more than a few nights of sleep.
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October 9, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
IT WAS ONLY one preseason game, and if there's anything people in this area have learned recently, it's that putting stock in exhibition games is about as solid as the Eagles' offensive line. A 34-point loss to the Washington Wizards shouldn't exactly sound the alarms for fans looking for the 76ers to improve on consecutive seasons that produced 19 and 18 wins, respectively, but it sure looked concerning up close. Yes, rookie Jahlil Okafor did impress in his pro debut, hitting his first five shots en route to scoring 12 points in 17 minutes.
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