Dwight Howard sits out Wizards’ opener with sore buttocks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dwight Howard sat out the Washington Wizards' season opener Thursday night with what the team said is a sore buttocks.
Washington's new starting center missed all of training camp and the entire exhibition schedule. He did not participate in any practices at all until Monday.
Coach Scott Brooks said before the Wizards hosted the Miami Heat that Ian Mahinmi would replace Howard in the lineup for Game 1.
Beal, Wizards rally from 27 points down to beat Knicks
NEW YORK (AP) — His team had just completed the biggest comeback of the NBA season, but Bradley Beal wasn't feeling great about it.
Beal scored 36 points, and the Washington Wizards overcame a 27-point deficit to beat the slumping New York Knicks 118-113 on Wednesday night.
Beal, Wall score 30 apiece; Wizards down Magic 125-119
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as the Washington Wizards fixed some recent scoring issues, their defense faltered.
At least they avoided losing to another sub-.500 team thanks to their All-Star caliber backcourt.
Bradley Beal and John Wall each scored 30 points and the Wizards snapped a two-game losing streak with a 125-119 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.
Wall’s Wiz stood pat as Cavs, Celts, others made big changes
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall and the rest of the Washington Wizards' core is exactly the same as it was last season, which essentially amounts to a radical decision to stand pat in today's NBA.
"We know how each other wants to play. We know what they're great at, what they're not great at. It makes the job a lot easier for us," Wall said Monday at the team's media day before training camp begins in Richmond, Virginia. "I don't like new change. I don't like dealing with new people, new stuff."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Injured Wizards backup center Ian Mahinmi will miss at least Games 3 and 4 of Washington's first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks.
Washington coach Scott Brooks said before traveling to Atlanta on Friday that Mahinmi's strained left calf was re-evaluated and has improved but he "definitely won't play the next few games."
Beal, Wall lead Wizards to 104-100 win over Hawks
WASHINGTON (AP) — First, the Washington Wizards hung around their game against the Atlanta Hawks with their defense.
Then Bradley Beal said, they found their "swag" again.
Beal scored 28 points and John Wall added all 22 of his in the second half to help the Wizards to a 104-100 victory over the Hawks on Wednesday night.
Wall also had 10 assists on a night he shot just 6 of 21 from the floor, including two assists to Beal during a late 14-2 run that helped Washington ensure victory.
Wizards’ Mahinmi to miss 6 weeks with knee procedure
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards center Ian Mahinmi will undergo treatment on his knees and is expected to miss six weeks.
The team announced the treatment Tuesday after Mahinmi consulted with Dr. James Andrews and Wizards head physician Wiemi Douoguih.
Wizards center Ian Mahinmi out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi is expected to miss four to six weeks after undergoing knee surgery.
The team said Saturday he had surgery a day earlier for a partially torn medial meniscus in his left knee.
Mahinmi was hurt in Thursday's exhibition game against Philadelphia.
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