NBA postpones media sessions in Shanghai amid China rift

U.S. 10/09/19, 19:10

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday that the league is still expecting them to play as scheduled this week, even while the rift between the league and Chinese officials continued in ways that clearly suggested the two planned games in Shanghai and ...

DC police: Eagles’ Mills, Wiz’s Robinson arrested for fight

Sports 04/13/19, 13:34

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills and Washington Wizards forward Devin Robinson were arrested after a fight outside a nightclub, Washington police said Saturday.Karimah Bilal, program manager for the Metropolitan Police Department's office of communications, confirmed in an email to The Associated Press that the Mills named in the police report ...

Pivotal offseason for Wizards, who wanted 50 Ws, took 50 Ls

Basketball 04/10/19, 13:23

The Washington Wizards came into the season aiming for 50 wins. They finished with 50 losses.There was poor play. There was little defense. There was the embarrassing 10-31 road record, part of a 32-50 overall mark, the team's worst in six seasons. And the fallout from missing the playoffs already ...

Wizards PG John Wall isn’t sure if he’ll return next season

Basketball 04/09/19, 22:04

John Wall would not be bothered if the Washington Wizards pick a point guard in the first round of the upcoming NBA draft."You have to do what's best for the team and make sure that we have pieces," Wall told reporters Tuesday night at halftime of Washington's regular-season finale, then ...

Beal averages 25-5-5 for season, Wiz lose 116-10 to Celtics

Basketball 04/09/19, 20:34

Bradley Beal became the first player in Washington Wizards franchise history to average at least 25 points, five rebounds and five assists for a season, reaching the numbers he needed in a 116-110 loss to the playoff-bound Boston Celtics in a finale Tuesday night that was meaningless to both clubs.Eliminated ...

Knicks rally in 4th, end long home losing streak to Wizards

Basketball 04/07/19, 21:09

Mario Hezonja scored a career-high 30 points and made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 44 seconds left, and the New York Knicks beat the Washington Wizards at home for the first time in six years with a 113-110 victory Sunday night.Luke Kornet added 17 points and Kevin Knox had 16 for ...

Spurs get double-figure scoring from 8, beat Wizards 129-112

Basketball 04/05/19, 20:53

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points, Rudy Gay added 18 and the San Antonio Spurs beat Washington Wizards 129-112 Friday night.Bryn Forbes and Patty Mills each scored 17 for the Spurs, who had lost five of eight. DeMar DeRozan scored 16 points.Bradley Beal scored 25 points and Thomas Bryant had 19 ...

Aldridge scores 24 points, leads Spurs past Wizards 129-112

Basketball 04/05/19, 20:33

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points, Rudy Gay added 18 and the San Antonio Spurs beat Washington Wizards 129-112 Friday night.Bryn Forbes and Patty Mills each scored 17 for the Spurs, who had lost five of eight. DeMar DeRozan scored 16 points.Bradley Beal scored 25 points and Thomas Bryant had 19 ...

Bulls edge Wizards 115-114 on Lemon’s late free throws

Basketball 04/03/19, 20:43

Walt Lemon Jr. scored a career-high 24 points, including two free throws with 1.8 seconds to play, to help the Chicago Bulls snap a five-game losing streak with a 115-114 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.Lemon, in just his third game with Chicago, was one of seven Bulls ...

Ernie Grunfeld fired as president of the Washington Wizards

Sports 04/02/19, 13:58

Ernie Grunfeld has been fired as president of the Washington Wizards after 16 seasons in charge of the team.The Wizards announced his dismissal on Tuesday with four games left in a disappointing, no-playoffs season.Washington is 32-46 and in 11th place in the 15-team Eastern Conference.FILE - In this April 14, ...

Wizards limit Nuggets to 28 2nd-half points in 95-90 win

Basketball 03/31/19, 21:43

Tony Brown Jr. scored 24 points, Thomas Bryant and Jabari Parker each had 20, and the Washington Wizards held Denver to just 28 points in the second half in a 95-90 win over the Nuggets on Sunday Night.Nikola Jokic had 23 points and 14 rebounds for Denver, which lost for ...

Booker scores 50 in back-to-back games but Suns lose again

Sports 03/28/19, 00:01

Devin Booker became the youngest player in NBA history with consecutive 50-point games, but his latest scoring binge was wasted once again by the last-place Phoenix Suns in a 124-121 loss to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.Thomas Bryant's layup and free throw with 2.8 seconds left put Washington ahead ...

Dwyane Wade scores 20 points, Heat beat Wizards 113-108

Basketball 03/23/19, 20:46

Dwyane Wade scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, helping the Miami Heat remain alone in eighth place in the Eastern Conference with a 113-108 win over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.With "M-V-P" and "Let's Go Heat!" chants echoing through Washington's Capital One Arena, Wade also ...

Nuggets beat Wizards 113-108 for fifth straight victory

Basketball 03/21/19, 21:31

Nikola Jokic had 15 points and 11 assists, and the Denver Nuggets beat the fading Washington Wizards 113-108 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.Paul Millsap, Gary Harris, Jamal Murray and Torrey Craig also added 15 points for the Nuggets, who were playing for the first time since clinching ...

Jokic leads balanced Nuggets effort in 113-108 win over Wiz

Basketball 03/21/19, 20:34

Nikola Jokic had 15 points and 11 assists, and the Denver Nuggets beat the fading Washington Wizards 113-108 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.Paul Millsap, Gary Harris, Jamal Murray and Torrey Craig also added 15 points for the Nuggets, who were playing for the first time since clinching ...

Gobert, Mitchell lead Utah in 116-95 rout of Washington

Basketball 03/18/19, 20:34

Rudy Gobert had 14 points and 14 rebounds, Donovan Mitchell scored 19 and the Utah Jazz won their fourth straight by beating the Washington Wizards 116-95 on Monday night.Gobert, the reigning Western Conference Player of the Week, was perfect from the field (6 of 6) for Utah, which started the ...

Beal scores 40 points, Wizards beat Grizzlies 135-128

Basketball 03/16/19, 20:50

Bradley Beal scored 40 points for the second straight night and the Washington Wizards beat the Memphis Grizzlies 135-128 on Saturday.Beal shot 12 of 17 from the field and made a career-high nine 3-pointers. The Wizards converted 17 of 35 from beyond the arc in a game that featured 20 ...

Walker leads Hornets past Wizards, 116-110

Basketball 03/15/19, 20:47

Kemba Walker scored 28 points and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Washington Wizards 116-110 on Friday night in a matchup of teams chasing the final Eastern Conference playoff berth.Jeremy Lamb added 18 points and eight rebounds, and Nicolas Batum and Tony Parker had 16 points apiece for Charlotte, which defeated ...

Beal, Bryant lead Wizards to crucial 100-90 win over Magic

Basketball 03/13/19, 20:39

Bradley Beal scored 23 points, Thomas Bryant had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards made up ground in the Eastern Conference playoff race with a 100-90 win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.Jabari Parker added eight of his 19 points in the fourth quarter to help ...

Beal’s late surge lifts Wizards to 121-115 win over Kings

Basketball 03/11/19, 20:48

Bradley Beal scored 21 of his 27 points after halftime, helping the Washington Wizards beat the Sacramento Kings 121-115 on Monday night despite twice giving back double-digit leads.Beal added nine rebounds and nine assists for the 11th-place Wizards, who moved within 3 1/2 games of the eighth Eastern Conference playoff ...

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