WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish state television’s reporting on the “emotional” and “historic” first visit by a Polish citizen to the United States without need of a visa has faced scrutiny and...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers have waived guard Milos Teodosic, who made his NBA debut with the team last season.
Teodosic was limited to 15 games this season because of knee tendinitis after starting 36 of 45 games last year, his first in the NBA. He previously had a decorated 13-year career in Serbia, Greece and Russia.
Teodosic, who helped Serbia to the 2016 Olympic silver medal, averaged eight points, four assists and 2.4 rebounds in two seasons in L.A.
PHOENIX (AP) — Marcin Gortat figures he is the beneficiary of coach Doc Rivers' New Year's resolution.
Gortat had not played in the fourth quarter in the first 36 games of the season until the calendar turned, and he responded with his first double-double of the season when the Clippers extended their dominance of the Phoenix Suns with a 121-111 victory Friday night.
"You never know with Doc," Gortat said after getting 18 points and 13 rebounds in 25 minutes.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The best NBA team in Los Angeles right now isn't the one with LeBron James.
It's the no-name Clippers.
Going into Wednesday, the Clippers were fourth in the rugged Western Conference at 8-5, with overtime wins against defending NBA champion Golden State and Milwaukee, as well as Oklahoma City and Houston (twice).
"We're going to keep on getting better," leading scorer Tobias Harris said. "We've showed we can play with the best of them."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers have re-signed free-agent forward Montrezl Harrell.
He averaged 11 points and 4 rebounds in 76 games last season, while shooting 63 percent from the floor.
The Clippers acquired Harrell in June 2017 as part of the blockbuster deal that sent All-Star guard Chris Paul to Houston.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seemed fairly clear that Marcin Gortat and the Washington Wizards were ready to part ways. Now they will.
The Wizards traded Gortat, their starting center, to the Los Angeles Clippers for guard Austin Rivers on Tuesday night. Both players are entering the final season of their contracts and are set to earn similar salaries, making a straight-up exchange work under NBA rules.
LONDON (AP) — The NBA will return to London next year with a regular-season game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks.
Tickets for the Jan. 17 game at the O2 Arena go on sale in the fall.
It will be the NBA's ninth regular-season game in London, all sellouts. The Knicks have played there twice, facing the Detroit Pistons in 2013 and the Milwaukee Bucks in 2015. This will be the Wizards' debut in London.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards delivered in a big game in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Beal scored 19 points, Marcin Gortat had 18 and the Wizards beat the Pacers 109-102 on Saturday night in a possible postseason preview.
Washington (40-30) earned its second straight win to move into a tie with Indiana for fourth in the conference standings. The Wizards also claimed the first tiebreaker with the Pacers by taking two of three in the season series.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — If the Washington Wizards are missing All-Star point guard John Wall, they certainly aren't showing it.
Washington won its fourth straight game while Wall is sidelined because of a knee injury, pounding the Orlando Magic 115-98 on Saturday night.
Tomas Satoransky, who replaced Wall in the starting lineup, had a career-high 19 points, six assists and wasn't needed in the fourth quarter after helping the Wizards blow open the game in the third.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For weeks, the Washington Wizards have been hearing about their struggles against teams with losing records. Now that they've won two straight and elevated their record to 11-10 against sub-.500 teams, perhaps they've taken a step toward ending that discussion.
"We'll find out in the next 10, 20 games," Washington center Marcin Gortat said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards put away the New Orleans Pelicans with one impressive stretch.
Beal scored 14 of his 26 points in the third quarter, helping the Wizards top the Pelicans 116-106 on Tuesday night.
Mike Scott had a season-high 24 points in 23 minutes and John Wall added 18 points and 10 assists as Washington won for the third time in four games. Marcin Gortat had 10 points, 14 rebounds and three blocked shots.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris studied video with coach Scott Brooks before Friday night's game in an effort to end a slump. The extra work paid off with his best offensive performance of the season.
Morris scored 23 points, Tomas Satoransky added a career-high 17 off the bench, and the Wizards beat the Detroit Pistons 109-91 for their first home win in nearly three weeks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards point guard John Wall isn't known for his 3-point shooting.
Don't tell that to the Sacramento Kings.
Wall had 21 points and nine assists, Marcin Gortat scored 18 and Washington beat Sacramento 110-92 on Monday night for its third straight win.
Wall shot 8 of 9 from the field, including 4 for 4 from 3-point range. In two games against the Kings, he has 40 points and is 9 for 10 from long distance. In his other 10 games, he is 5 for 32.
TORONTO (AP) — Another big night from Bradley Beal helped the Washington Wizards win without All-Star guard John Wall.
Beal scored 38 points, Otto Porter Jr. had 19 and the Wizards never trailed in beating Toronto 107-96 on Sunday night, winning for the second time in 11 meetings with the Raptors.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal threw the best lob of his life to John Wall, and the Washington star finished the alley-oop that the longtime teammates are accustomed to making.
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) — For the third time in four seasons, John Wall and Bradley Beal exited the playoffs in the second round, extending the Washington Wizards' nearly four-decade drought without a conference finals appearance.
ATLANTA (AP) — Jason Smith is playing for the Washington Wizards in Game 6 of their opening-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks.
The front-court reserve left the previous game with a sprained left knee and did not return.
After getting extensive treatment over the last two days, he's been cleared to play.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kevin Durant has a hyperextended left knee and the Golden State Warriors are preparing for his absence even before knowing how long he could be sidelined.
Durant was hurt Tuesday early in Golden State's 112-108 loss to Washington and the Warriors said he would have an MRI exam. Results are expected Wednesday but the Warriors aren't waiting to line up another forward.
NEW YORK (AP) — The result of the game was expected. But, given the different paths these teams have been on, the drama was not.
Bradley Beale scored 31 points, John Wall added 23 points and 12 assists, and Otto Porter Jr. had 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Washington Wizards won for the eighth time in their last nine games and sent the Brooklyn Nets to their 11th straight loss with a 114-110 overtime victory Wednesday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall fumed as Denzel Valentine celebrated a big 3-pointer Tuesday night.
Then the Washington Wizards star warned the Chicago Bulls rookie: "You woke a monster up."
The Wizards rallied, and Wall hit a game-winning jumper with 5.9 seconds left as Washington defeated Chicago 101-99 to move above .500 for the first time in more than a year.
Wall finished with 26 points and 14 assists to overshadow Valentine, who posted career highs with 19 points and five 3-pointers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — On a night when Andrew Wiggins was nearly unstoppable, John Wall made sure the Washington Wizards did enough to get their ninth straight home victory.
Wall had a season-high 18 assists and scored 18 points to help the Wizards beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-105 on Friday night.
Wiggins had 41 points on 16-of-30 shooting, but it wasn't enough on a night the Wizards shot 58.2 percent (46 of 79).
WASHINGTON (AP) — Losing shooting guard Bradley Beal for the second half against the Indiana Pacers could have been trouble for the Washington Wizards.
These days they're playing well enough to overcome it.
John Wall had 36 points and 11 rebounds, and the Wizards held off the Pacers 111-105 on Wednesday night despite losing Beal to a sprained right ankle.
Wall, who started 1 of 5 from the field, finished 11 of 19 and scored 23 points in the second half.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A month removed from a dreadful start to the season, the Washington Wizards just might becoming together under coach Scott Brooks.
It continued Friday night, as John Wall had 29 points and 11 assists while guiding a Wizards offense that committed a season-low five turnovers in a 122-108 victory over the Detroit Pistons.