Wizards sign Beal to 2-year, $72 million extension
Bradley Beal signed a two-year extension worth nearly $72 million with Washington on Thursday, a major victory for the Wizards and a move that will keep the All-Star guard out of free agency for...
Coming off 50 losses, Wizards focus on Beal, development
WASHINGTON (AP) — Now Bradley Beal finally gets his chance to be the focal point for the Washington Wizards from the get-go, on and off the court.
MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat has been selected as this season's winner of the Magic Johnson Award, presented by the Pro Basketball Writers Association.
Pivotal offseason for Wizards, who wanted 50 Ws, took 50 Ls
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...
Beal averages 25-5-5; Wizards lose 50th, 116-110 to Celtics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal's Washington Wizards were irrelevant long ago this season. He still had some personal business to take care of.
Washington plays Boston, aims to end home losing streak
Boston Celtics (48-33, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (32-49, 11th in the Eastern Conference)
Beal, Wizards set for matchup against the Knicks
Washington Wizards (32-48, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (15-64, 15th in the Eastern Conference)
Beal and the Wizards host the Spurs
Washington; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Bradley Beal leads Washington into a matchup against San Antonio. He's 10th in the league scoring 25.9 points per game.
Washington hosts Chicago, aims to stop home slide
Chicago Bulls (21-57, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (32-46, 11th in the Eastern Conference)
Denver plays Washington, aims for 5th straight home win
Washington Wizards (31-46, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (51-24, second in the Western Conference)
Utah faces Washington, looks for 5th straight home win
Washington Wizards (31-45, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (45-30, fifth in the Western Conference)
Booker scores 50 in back-to-back games but Suns lose again
PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker has scored 109 points in the past two games and every last one of them went to waste.
Suns face the Wizards on 4-game skid
Washington Wizards (30-45, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (17-58, 15th in the Western Conference)
Washington faces Los Angeles, aims to halt 4-game skid
Washington Wizards (30-44, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (32-41, 11th in the Western Conference)
Nuggets beat Wizards 113-108 for fifth straight victory
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.
Markkanen, Dunn lead Bulls over Wizards 126-120 in OT
CHICAGO (AP) — The fading Washington Wizards were going against a struggling team missing two of its top players. It's fair to say their latest loss had a little extra sting.
Gobert, Mitchell lead Utah in 116-95 rout of Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Utah beginning a four-game trip while jockeying for position in the tight Western Conference playoff race, the objective in its first game was clear — contain Wizards...
Beal scores 40 points, Wizards beat Grizzlies 135-128
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal said he spent a restless night after the Washington Wizards lost a key conference game.
After Saturday's effort, he was bound to sleep well.
Beal, Bryant lead Wizards to crucial 100-90 win over Magic
WASHINGTON (AP) — After one of his worst games of the season, Washington forward Thomas Bryant had a heart-to-heart with Wizards coach Scott Brooks.
Beal’s late surge lifts Wizards to 121-115 win over Kings
WASHINGTON (AP) — Throughout a turbulent season for the injury-plagued Wizards, All-Star guard Bradley Beal keeps evolving.
Beal shook off a poor first half Monday night to score 21 of his...
Beal’s poster dunk, 30 points lead Wizards past Mavs 132-123
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal made sure to grab his phone in the locker room and get a good look at video of his dunk over 7-foot-2 Salah Mejri, which was embellished by a staredown...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bobby Portis' shooting touch returned Sunday and the Washington Wizards picked up a win.
Portis had 26 points and 12 rebounds and the Wizards beat the Minnesota...
Beal, Wizards roll to 125-116 victory over Nets
NEW YORK (AP) — Bradley Beal capped off the best month of his career with yet another 30-point night.
Now the All-Star guard is looking to carry his hot shooting into March with the eighth...
Hornets switch lineup, roll past Wizards 123-110
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nic Batum is back in his comfort zone.
The Hornets moved the 10-year NBA veteran back to shooting guard — a position he's played for the better part of the last seven...
Wizards beat Bulls 134-125 in 1st meeting since trade
CHICAGO (AP) — Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker hugged and smiled after they departed with 42 seconds left.
It was a nice little party for Portis on the eve of his 24th birthday.
Bradley Beal scored 31 points for Washington, helping Portis and Parker make a successful return to Chicago and leading the Wizards to a 134-125 victory over the Bulls on Saturday night.
Giannis, Bucks drop 148 points on Wizards for 40th win
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 43 points, Eric Bledsoe had 22 points and 11 assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Washington Wizards 148-129 on Wednesday night for their fifth consecutive victory.
The Bucks shot 60 percent (56 for 93) from the field and placed six players in double figures while becoming the first NBA team with 40 victories. Malcolm Brogdon had 18 points, and Khris Middleton finished with 16.
Bulls get Otto Porter Jr. from Wizards for Portis, Parker
CHICAGO (AP) — The Washington Wizards decided they needed to shake things up with All-Star point guard John Wall out for the season.
Otto Porter Jr. is gone. Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis are in.
Washington traded Porter to the struggling Chicago Bulls on Wednesday for Parker, Portis and a protected 2023 second-round pick.
Beal, Green lead Wizards past reeling Pacers 107-89
WASHINGTON (AP) — Although consistency continues to elude them, the Washington Wizards have been playing winning basketball for a solid month and have a reasonable chance of sneaking into the playoffs.
The Indiana Pacers are quickly heading in the opposite direction.
Bradley Beal scored 25 points, Jeff Green added 23 to lead another productive night from Washington's bench, and the Wizards beat the reeling Pacers 107-89 on Wednesday night.
Green’s late basket lifts Wizards past Magic 95-91
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Green and the Washington Wizards used their 3-point game to beat the Orlando Magic.
Green shot 6 for 9 from 3-point range and finished with 24 points as the Wizards defeated the Magic 95-91 Friday night.
Green, who made less than 28 percent of his threes in 69 games with the Magic two years ago, finished with a season high in points.
Wizards’ defense steps up in 101-87 victory over Pistons
WASHINGTON (AP) — Exchanging their freewheeling ways for an improved defensive showing, the Washington Wizards looked like an entirely different team in their first game back from London.
The Wizards turned in their best defensive performance of the season on Monday in beating the Detroit Pistons 101-87. Even though Blake Griffin put up a game-high 29 points, Detroit's scoring output was the lowest by a Washington opponent this year.
Wizards beat Knicks in London on goaltending call
LONDON (AP) — Allonzo Trier goaltended on Thomas Bryant's layup with 0.4 seconds remaining, giving the Washington Wizards a 101-100 victory over the New York Knicks at The O2 Arena on Thursday night.
Bradley Beal had 26 points and nine rebounds, and Otto Porter Jr. added 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Wizards. They outscored the Knicks 24-11 in the fourth quarter.
Knicks’ last-second goaltend gives Wizards win in London
LONDON (AP) — When Bradley Beal felt his legs go out beneath him, likely ending his chances of scoring the go-ahead basket for the Washington Wizards, he spotted Thomas Bryant standing alone in the lane.
Beal dropped the ball off to Bryant, who was awarded two points after Allonzo Trier was called for goaltending on his layup attempt with 0.4 seconds remaining, and the Wizards claimed a 101-100 victory over the New York Knicks at The O2 Arena on Thursday night.
Beal scores 32, Wizards top Giannis-less Bucks 113-106
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tomas Satoransky got a bottled-water shower from his teammates and a postgame handshake from team president Ernie Grunfeld.
The big game for the lanky Czech point guard was cause for celebration for the Washington Wizards, who are playing cohesively with Satoransky starting in place of the injured John Wall.
Satoransky had 18 points, a career-high 12 rebounds and 10 assists in his first career triple-double, helping Washington beat the Milwaukee Bucks 113-106 on Friday night.
Beal scores 14 straight points, Wizards beat 76ers 123-106
WASHINGTON (AP) — After rising off the floor midway through the fourth quarter, Bradley Beal flashed a thankful smile.
Washington's leading scorer had survived the full force of Joel Embiid.
Beal drew the charge from Philadelphia's brawny center, then went on to score 14 consecutive points and finish with 34, helping the Wizards beat the 76ers 123-106 on Wednesday night for a split of the home-and-home set.
Beal scores 25; Wizards top Thunder 116-98
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Washington coach Scott Brooks thinks his team delivered one of its best performances of the season on Sunday night.
That's what it took for the Wizards to finally win in Oklahoma City.
Bradley Beal scored 25 points and Washington won 116-98, beating the Thunder franchise on the road for the first time since it was still based in Seattle.
3, thanking 3: Bradley Beal calls Dwyane Wade an ‘idol’
MIAMI (AP) — Bradley Beal has been keeping a secret from Dwyane Wade all of these years.
Beal wears No. 3 for one reason.
It's a tribute to his idol.
After their 16th head-to-head meeting on Friday night — Miami beat Washington 115-109 — Beal finally summoned up the courage to let Wade know how he feels about his game, and acknowledged afterward that he was nervous when asking to exchange jerseys with the player who, not at all coincidentally, wears No. 3 for the Heat.
Heat get back over .500, top Wizards 115-109
MIAMI (AP) — For the first time since October, the Miami Heat walked off the court with a winning record.
Hassan Whiteside scored 21 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, Josh Richardson added 18 points and the Heat scrambled in the final minutes to hold off the Washington Wizards 115-109 on Friday night and move to 19-18, getting over the .500 mark for the first time since Oct. 27.
Beal scores 24 points in Wizards’ 114-98 win over Hawks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just because All-Star point guard John Wall is out for the season, that doesn't mean the Washington Wizards think they're finished.
Bradley Beal had 24 points, Jeff Green added 22 and Thomas Bryant scored 16 to go with a career-high 15 rebounds as Washington beat the Atlanta Hawks 114-98 on Wednesday night.
Wall, scheduled for surgery on his left heel Jan. 8, hasn't played in any of the past three games but the Wizards have won the last two.