November 29, 2012
The Washington Wizards earned their first victory after starting the season with 12 consecutive losses, getting 19 points from Jordan Crawford in an 84-82 win over the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. The Wizards survived a scoreless stretch of 6 minutes, 47 seconds in the fourth period when Crawford hit on a three-pointer with 2:06 to play, and they finally took the 84-82 lead on Emeka Okafor's two free throws with 39.1 seconds to play. Elsewhere: Joe Johnson scored 18 points, Andray Blatche had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Boston Celtics, 95-83, after Rajon Rondo was ejected following a fight.
January 30, 2001 |
The Washington Wizards played like the early-season Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavaliers played like the early-season Wizards. The visiting Cavaliers even threw in a futile fourth-quarter rally, just as the Wizards often did during their worst start in franchise history. But the rally fell short, and the Wizards rode a newfound confidence to last night's 95-89 victory, their fifth straight. "We're not going to be satisfied as a team winning five games in a row," point guard Chris Whitney said.
February 9, 2013
The Washington Wizards held the visiting Brooklyn Nets without a field goal for nearly nine minutes during the first half, survived a second-half slump, and held on for an 89-74 victory Friday night in their latest win over a team near the top of the standings. John Wall had 15 points and nine assists and Nene had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Wizards, who have one of the worst records in the NBA but have nevertheless taken eight of their last nine at home. Elsewhere: Kobe Bryant shrugged off a scoreless first half to finish with 20 points, 8 assists, and 7 rebounds as the Los Angeles Lakers overcame a 20-point second-half deficit to beat the host Charlotte Bobcats, 100-93.
March 14, 2008 |
Washington forward Caron Butler, who had missed 16 games with a hip injury, scored 19 points to lead the Wizards to a 101-99 win over the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers last night. Butler, who turned 28 yesterday, was 8-for-18 from the field in 41 minutes. He survived some rough contact and made six of his first eight shots. His injury, a small labral tear of the left hip joint, caused him to miss the All-Star Game. LeBron James had 25 points and seven assists and Sasha Pavlovic added 24 points for the Cavaliers.
March 2, 2001 |
Rod Strickland could end up with the Los Angeles Lakers, who are one of "six or seven" playoff teams interested in signing the point guard after he clears waivers, agent David Falk said yesterday. The Wizards dumped Strickland, buying out the final year of his contract for half price - $2.5 million. Strickland took the hit so he can sign with another team and be eligible for this season's playoffs. If the Wizards had cut Strickland after midnight last night, he would have been ineligible for the postseason.
April 26, 2006 |
The Washington Wizards got mad, then got even. Angry at allowing LeBron James to dominate them with a triple-double in Game 1, the Wizards roughed up Cleveland's superstar and downed the host Cavaliers, 89-84, last night to tie their Eastern Conference series at a game apiece. Gilbert Arenas scored 30 points, Antawn Jamison added 21 and Caron Butler was the primary defender on James, who wasn't the same after he got wrapped up by massive Wizards center Brendan Haywood in the first quarter.
September 8, 1999 |
The Washington Wizards signed first-round draft pick Richard Hamilton to a three-year deal worth just over $5.9 million, ending a delay that began when the Connecticut All-America player fired his agent. "This guy is famous now, but he's going to be a hell of a lot more famous when he helps the Wizards win the championship," owner Abe Pollin said yesterday. "We're out to have a very competitive team. We are going to be in the playoffs this year. " The Wizards also signed second-round draft choice Calvin Booth from Penn State.
February 9, 1995 |
Perfection is a place that reflects its purpose. Consider the basement ballroom at the Park Central Hotel, site last weekend of the clan gathering and world championship of the Professional and Amateur Pinball Association (PAPA). With its mirrored ceiling, shimmering chandeliers and dizzying patterned carpet, with banks of games along the walls, and air throbbing with thwangs and clangs and pong-pong-pongs, and kinetic competitors bouncing from station to station, the place resembled nothing so much as, well, a humongous pinball machine.
August 17, 2007 |
The Washington Wizards traded the rights to Spanish guard Juan Carlos Navarro to the Memphis Grizzlies yesterday for a future first-round draft pick. The Wizards drafted Navarro in the second round, 40th overall, in 2002. He never joined the team, instead playing for FC Barcelona in Spain. Last month, FC Barcelona and the 27-year-old Navarro agreed to a buyout that allowed him to head to the NBA. In other personnel news: The Detroit Pistons signed guard/forward Jarvis Hayes.
April 10, 1999 |
Maurice Cheeks wishes the whole thing weren't perceived as "a big deal. " Larry Brown, on the other hand, says that's exactly what it should be. Both are talking about Cheeks, in his fifth season as an assistant coach with the 76ers, meeting last week with Washington general manager Wes Unseld about the Wizards' head-coaching vacancy, created after Bernie Bickerstaff was fired this week. Cheeks was apparently the first prospective candidate Unseld contacted. It likely will be "a big deal" again tomorrow, because the Sixers play in Washington at 12:30.