Wizards

The Wizards tip off the first round of the NBA playoffs with the first game today vs. the Raptors at Air Canada Centre (CSN, CSNwashington.com and NBC Sports Live Extra, noon ET).
Paul Pierce continues getting jabbed north of the border for his perceived trash talking. This time, a Toronto newspaper goes with a Lord of the Ring approach.
Bradley Beal lit up the Raptors for 26 points in his only game this season, but he has to defend as well as he shoots in Game 1.

Team talk

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Darrell Arthur scored 20 points and Mike Conley added 19 as the Memphis Grizzlies beat Los Angeles 106-93 Wednesday night, handing the Lakers their fourth straight loss and 10th in 12 games. Los Angeles lost its seventh consecutive road game, and...
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    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Paul Millsap had 16 points and 15 rebounds to help the Utah Jazz hold off the Washington Wizards 92-88 on Wednesday night. The Jazz led by 22 points in the second quarter and 15 entering the fourth, but the road-weary Wizards fought back to within two...
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    NEW YORK (AP) Joe Johnson made the go-ahead jumper with 22 seconds left and scored 25 points, leading the Brooklyn Nets to an 88-85 over the New York Knicks on Monday and a split of the four-game series between the city rivals. Deron Williams added 14 points and 12...
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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Jordan Crawford hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Washington Wizards dogpiled on the court to celebrate a 98-95 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night. Nicolas Batum had 12 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for his first career...
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    ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks signed guard Jannero Pargo to a 10-day contract before facing the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday. Injuries have depleted Atlanta's roster at guard with Lou Williams out the season and Devin Harris nursing a sprained left ankle. Rookie John...
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    ATLANTA (AP) Tony Parker had 23 points and 12 assists, and the San Antonio Spurs held off the short-handed Atlanta Hawks 98-93 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory. Matt Bonner added 17 points, and Kawhi Leonard and Tiago Splitter each had 14 for the Spurs...
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) Chris Paul had 22 points and 11 assists, Blake Griffin added 17 points and 11 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers hung on to beat the pesky Washington Wizards 94-87 on Saturday night. Coming off a sweep of their three-game road trip through Memphis,...

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Today's Poll

Wizards Superlatives: Most Likely to Succeed in the Postseason
John Wall
65%
Bradley Beal
15%
Paul Pierce
11%
Marcin Gortat
4%
Nene
2%
Other (leave in comments)
4%

Injuries
DatePlayerStatus
4/8/2015NeneSore shoulder
3/25/2015Toure\' MurrySprained left ankle
3/25/2015Bradley BealRight ankle sprain
3/9/2015Garrett TempleSore hamstring
2/27/2015Paul PierceBruised right knee
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Wizards - Team News
Otto Porter - F
Otto Porter (ankle) was a full participant during Thursday's practice, and he will play on... Randy Wittman said that Paul Pierce will play some power forward during their series against the Raptors, and that move should open up some more floor time for Otto Porter....
Apr 16 5:05PM Read More
Nene Hilario - F/C
Nene (shoulder, ankle, foot) practiced on Thursday, and head coach Randy Wittman said that he... It is worth noting that Randy Wittman has told Paul Pierce to be prepared to play some power forward, so it sounds like Wittman may try and limit Nene's minutes if he's not...
Apr 16 5:03PM Read More
Paul Pierce - F
Paul Pierce said head coach Randy Wittman told him to prepare to play some power forward during... Pierce said that he played some power forward during the Wizards' practice on Thursday, and it sounds like Wittman wants Pierce to fill the role of a floor-spacer for...
Apr 16 4:43PM Read More
Garrett Temple - G
Garrett Temple (hamstring) did not practice on Thursday, and he will not play when the Wizards... Temple said that he's hopeful to play at some point during the playoffs, but he's not a major piece to Washington's puzzle, and he'd be unlikely to earn many minutes even...
Apr 16 4:18PM Read More
Otto Porter - F
The left ankle injury suffered by Otto Porter in Wednesday's finale is not thought to be... "I don't think it's too bad," Wittman said after the game, and added he thought about putting him back in the game at one point. This is good news for the Wizards,...
Apr 16 11:40AM Read More
Kevin Seraphin - F/C
Kevin Seraphin played 39 minutes during a 113-108 loss to the Cavs on Wednesday with 12 points,... The Wizards didn't play 80 percent of their usual starting lineup and Marcin Gortat only played 14 minutes, so it was Seraphin's golden opportunity tonight. That won't be...
Apr 16 12:34AM Read More
Martell Webster - G/F
Martell Webster scored a season-high 20 points against the Cavs on Wednesday with three... Otto Porter went down tonight, which explains the increase in minutes and usage for Webster. Most signs point to Porter being ready to go for Game 1 on Saturday, so Webster...
Apr 16 12:28AM Read More
Otto Porter - F
Otto Porter left Wednesday's game vs. the Cavaliers with a sprained left ankle and will not... The last thing we want to see is an injury right before the playoffs, but hopefully it isn't too serious. Porter will probably have to deal with some swelling, but we will...
Apr 15 9:53PM Read More
Marcin Gortat - C
Marcin Gortat will start and play limited minutes against the Cavs on Wednesday. It'll be his 82nd start of the season. Gortat will probably start get the first rotation of minutes, and could check out after that. Kevin Seraphin, Drew Gooden and Kris...
Apr 15 6:52PM Read More
Ramon Sessions - G
Ramon Sessions will fill in at point guard on Wednesday with John Wall resting. The No. 5 seed Wizards are taking the opportunity to rest up prior to the postseason, leaving Sessions, Otto Porter, Rasual Butler, Kris Humphries and Marcin Gortat to...
Apr 15 6:51PM Read More
Bradley Beal - G
Bradley Beal will not play against the Cavs on Wednesday. He's healthy and is just getting some rest on the second half of a back-to-back set. Rasual Butler and Otto Porter will get a ton of minutes in the starting lineup. Martell...
Apr 15 6:46PM Read More
John Wall - G
John Wall and Bradley Beal will not play against the Cavs on Wednesday. It's just rest and they're both fine. The Wizards have nothing to play for and will be the No. 5 seed to face either the Raptors or Bulls. With Wall out, Ramon Sessions and...
Apr 15 6:44PM Read More
Nene Hilario - F/C
Nene (shoulder, ankle) will not play against the Cavs on Wednesday. He continues to get rest and did say he's also dealing with a plantar fascia issue. Drew Gooden, Kris Humphries and Kevin Seraphin benefit.
Apr 15 6:42PM Read More
Paul Pierce - F
Paul Pierce and Nene will not play against the Cavs on Wednesday. It's not a surprise to see Pierce get some rest. He did play 18 minutes on Tuesday, but didn't look great. Otto Porter and Rasual Butler will get most of the minutes on the...
Apr 15 6:40PM Read More
Marcin Gortat - C
Marcin Gortat scored 19 points with 10 rebounds and zero turnovers in 44 minutes on Tuesday,... The Wizards lost the game but Gortat can't be faulted, and his defense is worthy of notice. In four matchups vs. the Pacers this season he's limited Roy Hibbert to 3.0...
Apr 15 12:40AM Read More

Schedule
DateOppTime
4/18Tor9:30 PT10:30 MT11:30 CT12:30 ET16:30 GMT0:30 9:30 MST11:30 EST20:30 UAE18:3012:30 ET11:30 CT15:30
4/21Tor5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)02:0020:00 ET7:00 CT23:00
4/24vs. Tor5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)02:0020:00 ET7:00 CT23:00
4/26vs. Tor4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET23:00 GMT7:00 4:00 MST6:00 EST3:00 UAE (+1)01:0019:00 ET6:00 CT22:00
4/29TorTBA
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Results
DateOppFinal
4/15CleL 108-113
4/14IndL 95-99
4/12vs. AtlW 108-99
4/10BknL 80-117
4/8PhiW 119-90
4/4MemW 92-83
4/3vs. NYW 101-87
4/1vs. PhiW 106-93
3/29vs. HouL 91-99
3/27vs. ChaW 110-107
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Team Stats

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Per Game
PlayerGMinFG%FT%3P%PPG
John Wall7935.9.445.785.30017.6
Bradley Beal6333.4.427.783.40915.3
Marcin Gortat8229.9.566.703.00012.2
Paul Pierce7326.2.447.781.38911.9
Nene6725.3.511.604.20011.0
Kris Humphries6421.0.473.744.0008.0
Rasual Butler7520.1.422.791.3877.7
Kevin Seraphin7915.6.513.707.0006.6
Ramon Sessions6418.6.374.769.3176.3
Otto Porter7419.4.450.734.3376.0
 
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