Wizards shoot poorly in 98-75 loss in Dallas

January 23, 2018

Photos | Box Score The Wizards couldn’t get anything going offensively on Monday night in Dallas, falling 98-75 to the Mavericks. Washington only shot 30.6% from the field and scored only 75 points, both of which were the team’s second worst on the season. Despite the poor shooting, the Wizards had decent ball movement but couldn’t get their shots to fall. Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 18 points, while…

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Durability, effectiveness Solis' main objectives

January 22, 2018

WASHINGTON — The Nationals will be counting on Sammy Solis to be a crucial part of their bullpen this season, serving as the lefty anchor behind closer Sean Doolittle. When healthy, Solis has been one of Washington’s most solid options, but arm problems have hampered his career. WASHINGTON — The Nationals will be counting on Sammy Solis to be a crucial part of their bullpen this season, serving as the…

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Dallas the midpoint of Wizards' lengthy trip

January 22, 2018

The Wizards head to Dallas for the midpoint of their road trip. Game Info American Airlines Center | 8:30 p.m. | NBCSW | 1500 AM Probable Starters Wizards (26-20): G – Wall, G – Beal, F – Porter Jr., F – Morris, C – Gortat  Mavs (15-31): G – Smith Jr., G – Matthews, F – Barnes, F – Kleber, C – Nowitzki Wizards: Sheldon Mac (Achilles – Out) Mavs:…

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Wizards shut down Pistons in second half, win in Detroit

January 20, 2018

Photos | Box Score Wednesday night’s kickoff of the Wizards’ longest road trip of the season didn’t go according to plan. After a blowout loss in Charlotte, head coach Scott Brooks and his team were looking for answers Friday in Detroit. After a rocky start to the evening, Kelly Oubre Jr. and Bradley Beal poured in 26 points apiece to rally Washington to an important 122-112 victory over the Pistons….

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Gallo: Harper 'as focused as I've ever seen him'

January 19, 2018

WASHINGTON — Rangers infielder Joey Gallo has been working out with Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper regularly for the past three or four years in their hometown of Las Vegas, Nev. They played travel ball together and grew up together along with Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant. As Gallo has trained with Harper this winter, he has noticed something in him. WASHINGTON — Rangers infielder Joey Gallo has been working out…

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Wizards head to Motor City to battle Pistons

January 19, 2018

The road trip moves to the Motor City tonight as the Wizards look to bounce back against the Pistons. Game Info Little Caesars Arena | 8:00 p.m. | NBCSW+/ESPN | 1500 AM Probable Starters Wizards (25-20): G – Wall, G – Beal, F – Porter Jr., F – Morris, C – Gortat  Pistons (22-21): G – Smith, G – Bradley, F – Bullock, F – Harris, C – Drummond Wizards:…

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Beal and Wall make strong cases to be chosen as reserves

January 19, 2018

On Thursday, the NBA announced the five starters for each conference for the 2018 All-Star Game based on fan voting, media voting, and player voting: Kyrie Irving, DeMar DeRozan, LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, and DeMarcus Cousins. Both Bradley Beal and John Wall received one vote from the media. Wall had 57 player votes and Beal had 43 player votes. The…

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Hornets blow out Wizards in Charlotte, 133-109

January 18, 2018

Photos | Box Score The Wizards started a long road trip on the wrong foot Wednesday night in Charlotte, losing big 133-109. Bradley Beal had 26 points in the first three quarters, while Mike Scott added 18 points off the bench. John Wall had 12 points and nine assists, but the Wizards’ defense gave up way too many points on Wednesday night in what was not a close game after…

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Wizards open trip in Charlotte

January 17, 2018

The Wizards open their five-game road trip tonight in Charlotte. Game Info Spectrum Center | 7:00 p.m. | NBCSW | 1500 AM Probable Starters Wizards (25-19): G – Wall, G – Beal, F – Porter Jr., F – Morris, C – Gortat  Hornets (17-25): G – Walker, G – Batum, F – Kidd-Gilchrist, F – Williams, C – Howard Wizards: Sheldon Mac (Achilles – Out) Hornets: Cody Zeller (Knee –…

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Wizards embark on pivotal 12-day road trip

January 16, 2018

12 days, five games, nearly 4000 miles. A day after wrapping up their longest homestand of the season, the Wizards embarked on their longest road trip of the season Tuesday afternoon ahead of a Wednesday night matchup with the Hornets in Charlotte. It’s a pivotal trip for Washington, which sits in a tie in the win column with Miami for the fourth seed in the East with 44 games in…

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