Austin Rivers


There wasn't much going right with the Wizards' offense except for Marcin Gortat, who scored a season-high 24 points in Saturday's 83-80 win vs. the New Orleans Pelicans.


This is why Paul Pierce is with the Wizards. After they briefly lost a lead they'd held all game, the 37-year-old stepped into a three-pointer as John Wall drove into the lane and buried it.


DALLAS (AP) New Orleans guard Austin Rivers said he expects to be ready for the start of the regular season after the Hornets rookie sprained his right ankle in a preseason game Monday night.