PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis had a season-high 34 points and nine rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Portland Trail Blazers 132-117 on Monday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards, this season feels like a crossroads.
Beal is now the unquestioned centerpiece of the franchise after Russell Westbrook was traded to the Lakers, but it remains unclear how much longer he'll be in Washington, and amid that uncertainty, the Wizards also enter this season with a new coach.
The Washington Wizards are offering their coaching job to Wes Unseld Jr. and expect to reach an agreement with him, a person with knowledge of the details said Friday.
A deal with the Denver Nuggets associate head coach will bring him back to the organization that his father, Hall of Famer Wes Unseld, led to an NBA championship.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook, Bradley Beal and the Wizards will have another coach next season after general manager Tommy Sheppard decided the organization is better off moving on from coach Scott Brooks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first topic raised with Washington Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard the day after the team's season ended was the topic that will hang over the offseason until a decision is announced: Will coach Scott Brooks be back?
WASHINGTON (AP) — After one loss back when the Washington Wizards were struggling through a coronavirus-disrupted, injury-depleted and defense-optional stretch of the season that put them 15 games below .500, Russell Westbrook gathered his teammates to speak his mind.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook got his first triple-double since passing Oscar Robertson and becoming the NBA’s career leader earlier in the week, lifting Washington past the Cleveland Cavaliers 120-105 on Friday night and helping the Wizards clinch a spot in the play-in tournament.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When the final buzzer sounded Saturday night, Russell Westbrook grabbed the ball, jogged to the baseline and waved to the crowd. A few moments after joining Oscar Robertson as the NBA's career triple-doubles leader with 181, he celebrated the milestone with his teammates and his opponents...
WASHINGTON (AP) — While Russell Westbrook continues to chase down one of the NBA’s toughest records, his longtime coach Scott Brooks moved him up one spot on an unscientific list.
Westbrook had the third game in NBA history with 20-plus rebounds and 20-plus assists — he and Wilt Chamberlain have the other two — and the surging Washington Wizards moved closer to Indiana in the Eastern Conference playoff standings by outgunning the Pacers 154-141 on Monday night...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards rookie Deni Avdija suffered a serious-looking injury to his right ankle and was taken from the court in a wheelchair during Washington's 118-114 victory over Golden State on Wednesday night...
SACRAMENTO (AP) — Russell Westbrook recorded his 170th career triple-double, Bradley Beal scored 31 points, and the Washington Wizards ended their longest road trip of the season by beating the Sacramento Kings 123-111 on Wednesday night...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards coach Scott Brooks envisioned something like this when Washington acquired Russell Westbrook from Houston for John Wall and a draft pick...
The first day of NBA training camp is supposed to be accompanied by brimming optimism, a time for players and coaches all taking those first steps toward what they hope is a championship...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Darius Bazley scored a career-high 23 points off the bench, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat Washington 121-103 on Sunday to keep the Wizards the only winless team inside the NBA bubble...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have won 10 straight games for the first time since December 2009, when Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol rode that fast start all the way to their most recent championship.
Bobby Portis knows basketball is evolving. The Wizards forward understands that, in this modern age of "smallball," threes become fours and fours become fives. He realizes when he's a restricted free agent this summer, teams are just as likely to view him as a center as they are a forward.
When the owner speaks, the rest of the franchise typically has to fall in line. But when Ted Leonsis declared last week the Wizards would "never, ever" tank, players and coaches didn't have to make any adjustments.
The Washington Wizards have tried everything in an effort to salvage their shipwrecked season. They've called each other out publicly. Coach Scott Brooks has made lineup changes and shortened rotations.
Before the Wizards pulled off a 135-131 win in overtime Monday over the Houston Rockets, they first had to climb out of a 17-point deficit in the first quarter. As has been customary this season, Washington fell behind quickly due to a barrage of 3-pointers.
The Washington Wizards were already getting blown out late in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's 133-109 loss to the Charlotte Hornets.
Then Hornets center Dwight Howard rubbed it in further.
Howard sank two free throws with four minutes left and proceeded to laugh at Wizards coach Scott Brooks and the Wizards bench.
ATLANTA (AP) — Jason Smith is playing for the Washington Wizards in Game 6 of their opening-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks...
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant will miss Oklahoma City's game against the Knicks on Wednesday night because of a sprained big toe on his left foot.
Coach Scott Brooks said at the Thunder's morning shootaround that the reigning MVP would miss a second straight game with the injury.