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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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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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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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July 6, 2011 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Columnist
Reebok's grassroots officials are in Philadelphia this week, looking for the next John Wall. The sneaker company will host 118 of the nation's top high school basketball players at the Reebok Basketball Breakout Challenge at Philadelphia University. The camp, which began with Tuesday night's media reception with Wall, will conclude Saturday. "I think the key point is this is an event that mirrors John Wall's discovering path," said Brian Lee, head of global basketball at Reebok.
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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 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 - 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 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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January 10, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Player development is a huge part of the 76ers' rebuilding plan. Coach Brett Brown was one of the NBA's first player-development instructors when he got his start with the San Antonio Spurs in 1999. He and Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie hired assistant coaches with player-development backgrounds and they have been putting in time with the players before and after practices. But at 5-29, the Sixers remain hard to watch at times. It's not uncommon for them to shoot several air balls or have a shot clank off the side of the backboard during games.
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November 11, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
TORONTO - Kyle Lowry is arguably one of the NBA's most underrated players. All the Toronto Raptors point guard does is produce. Yet, the Philadelphia native has never been an NBA all-star. "At the end of the day, I can't worry about what other people do," said Lowry, a ninth-year veteran. "I have to go out there and do my job. If people make all-stars, and I'm winning, I'm happy with that. I'm not caring about anything but winning. "Individual accolades come when you win as a team.
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October 2, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
LOOKS AS IF Cavaliers guards Dion Waiters and Kyrie Irving are on better terms. Last season, things reportedly got so heated between the two that a players-only meeting was called. Yesterday, Waiters gave Irving some love while commenting on a statement by Wizards guard Bradley Beal. On Monday, Beal said he and John Wall were "definitely the best backcourt in the league. " Yesterday, Waiters responded. "That's nonsense," the Philly-born Waiters told reporters after practice.
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July 13, 2014 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
Last week, Oiselle, a women's athletic apparel company, tweeted the following: "Urban running tip: cure a mid-run bonk with a free honey packet - available in most grocery store deli areas. " Not a bad idea, I thought. A bonk is when you just can't run anymore, usually because you're dehydrated or you're running low on the electrolytes your body needs to make your muscles go. Honey has glucose, a key electrolyte. I've been caught on a hot run without enough fuel and could have used some sustenance to get me through, but I never thought of free honey packets at the Wawa coffee bar as an easy-to-grab solution.
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