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.
A person with knowledge of the details says the Washington Wizards are offering their coaching job to Wes Unseld Jr. and expect to reach an agreement with him.
Russell Westbrook got his first triple-double since passing Oscar Robertson and becoming the NBA’s career leader earlier in the week and Washington beat Cleveland 120-105 to clinch a spot in the East play-in tournament.
Russell Westbrook tied Oscar Robertson’s NBA record for triple-doubles with 181, finishing with 33 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists, and made two free throws with a second left to give Washington a 133-132 overtime victory over Indiana on Saturday night.
Russell Westbrook had the third game in NBA history with 20-plus rebounds and 20-plus assists, and the surging Washington Wizards moved closer to Indiana in the Eastern Conference playoff standings.
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.
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.
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.
The Washington Wizards were already getting blown out late in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s 133-109 loss to the Charlotte Hornets.
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.