The Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks will have two preseason matchups at Abu Dhabi in October, marking the NBA’s first games in the United Arab Emirates and the Arabian Gulf.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A few weeks after the surgery that ultimately ended his season, Bradley Beal was talking with reporters when he was asked a simple question: Was it fair to say he was leaning toward re-signing with Washington?
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets finished strong.
Now they're hoping to carry that momentum into the play-in tournament.
The Hornets beat the Washington Wizards 124-108 on Sunday behind 25 points from Terry Rozier and 24 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists from LaMelo Ball, but were unable to improve their seed heading into the Eastern Conference play-in tournament.
Washington Wizards (35-46, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (42-39, 10th in the Eastern Conference)
Charlotte, North Carolina; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Kyle Kuzma and the Washington Wizards take on Miles Bridges and the Charlotte Hornets in Eastern Conference action.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Obi Toppin scored a career-high 35 points, and the New York Knicks beat the Washington Wizards 114-92 on Friday night.
RJ Barrett scored 14 points for the Knicks before leaving the game with a sprained right knee.
New York Knicks (35-45, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (35-45, 11th in the Eastern Conference)
Washington; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: New York will try to keep its four-game road win streak intact when the Knicks play Washington.
ATLANTA (AP) — When Trae Young hit a hot scoring stretch in the third period, the Washington Wizards knew they were in trouble.
Young scored 16 of his 30 points in the third period to help Atlanta stretch its lead and the Hawks beat the Wizards 118-103 on Wednesday night.
Washington Wizards (35-44, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (41-38, ninth in the Eastern Conference)
Atlanta; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta will try to keep its three-game home win streak intact when the Hawks face Washington.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis scored 25 points, including 12 in the third quarter as Washington took control, and the Wizards pulled away for a 132-114 win against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.
Gene Shue, a two-time NBA Coach of the Year who won 784 games with the Bullets, 76ers and Clippers, has died. He was 90.
A five-time All-Star as a player for the Pistons, Shue went on to coach for more than two decades.
Washington Wizards (34-44, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (45-34, seventh in the Western Conference)
Minneapolis; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Timberwolves -11.5
BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 32 points, Jayson Tatum had 22 and the Boston Celtics cruised to a 144-102 victory over the Washington Wizards on Sunday in their regular-season home finale.
Jockeying for one of the top seeds in the Eastern Conference, Boston posted a season-high 39 assists en route to its 13th win in 16 games with three games left in the regular season.
Washington Wizards (34-43, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (48-30, third in the Eastern Conference)
Boston; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics host the Washington Wizards.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Once introductions for the game against the Dallas Mavericks were complete Friday night, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope delivered a direct message to Washington Wizards teammate Kristaps Porzingis.
Dallas Mavericks (48-29, third in the Western Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (33-43, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
Washington; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Dallas will attempt to keep its three-game win streak alive when the Mavericks take on Washington.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tomas Satoransky couldn't decide if this type of double-double was good or bad. It was certainly unusual.
Satoransky went scoreless Wednesday night, but he also had 13 assists and 10 rebounds to help the Washington Wizards to a 127-110 win over the Orlando Magic.
Orlando Magic (20-56, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (32-43, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
Washington; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Wizards -3.5; over/under is 221.5
WASHINGTON (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 14 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter, and the Chicago Bulls pulled away for a 107-94 victory over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night.
Nikola Vucevic scored 27 points for Chicago, which is trying to stay in the top six in the Eastern Conference and avoid the play-in round of the postseason.
Chicago Bulls (43-32, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (32-42, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
Washington; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Wizards -3; over/under is 223.5
WASHINGTON (AP) — Corey Kispert scored 16 of his career-high 25 points in the first half, and the Washington Wizards beat the struggling Golden State Warriors 123-115 on Sunday night.
Golden State has lost five of its last six, and the Warriors never led in this game.
Golden State Warriors (48-26, third in the Western Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (31-42, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
Washington; Sunday, 6 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Wizards take on the Golden State Warriors in out-of-conference play.
DETROIT (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis had 30 points and 10 rebounds and the Washington Wizards held on to beat the Detroit Pistons 100-97 on Friday night.
The Wizards had lost eight of nine, falling 114-102 at Milwaukee on Thursday night.
Washington Wizards (30-42, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (20-53, 14th in the Eastern Conference)
Detroit; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Pistons -2.5; over/under is 218.5
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Even without either of their All-Stars on the floor, the Milwaukee Bucks had enough firepower to beat the slumping Washington Wizards.
Jrue Holiday had 24 points and 10 assists to help the Bucks withstand a late comeback attempt and beat the Wizards 114-102 on Thursday night.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton sat out the Milwaukee Bucks' game Thursday night ag host the Washington Wizards.
Middleton missed his second straight game due to a sore left wrist.
DALLAS (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie looked a little puzzled at first over a question after a recent game about what changed when his scoreless first quarter was followed by 11 points in the second.
Once the Dallas guard had clarity, he flashed a quick smile.
Washington Wizards (30-41, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (45-27, second in the Eastern Conference)
Milwaukee; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Washington travels to Milwaukee looking to stop its seven-game road losing streak.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Antawn Jamison played basketball in college at North Carolina, was a first-round pick in the 1998 NBA draft and spent 16 seasons in the league with the Warriors, Mavericks, Wizards, Cavaliers, Lakers and Clippers.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 25 points and 17 rebounds in his return to action and the Milwaukee Bucks extended their recent mastery of the Chicago Bulls with a 126-98 blowout on Tuesday night.
HOUSTON (AP) — Late in a difficult season, Christian Wood gave the Houston Rockets a reason to smile Monday night.
Wood set career highs with eight 3-pointers and 39 points as the Rockets used a huge second-half run to rally for a 115-97 win over the Washington Wizards.
Washington Wizards (30-40, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (17-54, 15th in the Western Conference)
Houston; Monday, 8 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rockets -5; over/under is 234.5
WASHINGTON (AP) — LeBron James passed Karl Malone on the career scoring list, leaving only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar still to catch.
Then the Los Angeles Lakers wasted another stellar performance by their star.
WASHINGTON (AP) — LeBron James passed Karl Malone for second place on the NBA’s career scoring list, but it was part of another loss for his Los Angeles Lakers when the Washington Wizards overcame a 16-point deficit for a 127-119 victory Saturday night.
Los Angeles Lakers (30-40, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (29-40, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
Washington; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Wizards -1.5; over/under is 230.5
NEW YORK (AP) — Julius Randle scored 18 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, RJ Barrett had 18 points and the New York Knicks outlasted the Washington Wizards 100-97 on Friday night.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer for the Wizards, who have lost their last six games.
Washington Wizards (29-39, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (29-40, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
New York; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Washington comes into the matchup against New York as losers of five in a row.
NEW YORK (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie knows it's up to Luka Doncic whether he takes the last shot.
Doncic is the man in Dallas, so Dinwiddie said he's well within his right to decide if he's going to be the one to determine whether the Mavericks win or lose.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 29 points and 13 rebounds in an efficient 26-minute performance to help the Denver Nuggets cruise to a 127-109 victory over the struggling Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.
NCAA Tournament teams rise and fall with guard play. Look no further than last year for evidence.
Boston Celtics (41-28, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Golden State Warriors (47-22, third in the Western Conference)
San Francisco; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Golden State hosts the Boston Celtics after Stephen Curry scored 47 points in the Golden State Warriors' 126-112 victory over the Washington Wizards.
Denver Nuggets (41-28, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (29-38, 11th in the Eastern Conference)
Washington; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Washington heads into the matchup with Denver as losers of four straight games.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Draymond Green had been on the court all of 11 seconds when he dished off to Stephen Curry for a 3-pointer.
With Green back beside him and leading the defense again following a 29-game absence, Curry dazzled all night on the way to 47 points on his 34th birthday, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Washington Wizards 126-112 on Monday.
Stephen Curry is heading back to Japan, Rui Hachimura is going home and the NBA is planning to take another step toward normalcy.
The NBA announced Monday night that Golden State and Washington will be headed to Saitama, Japan, for the first two games of the 2022 preseason schedule.
Portland Trail Blazers (26-40, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (33-34, ninth in the Eastern Conference)
Atlanta; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Hawks -12.5; over/under is 233.5
Washington Wizards (29-37, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Golden State Warriors (46-22, third in the Western Conference)
San Francisco; Monday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Golden State is looking to build upon its three-game win streak with a victory over Washington.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Josh Hart scored a career-high 44 points, helping the Portland Trail Blazers end a six-game skid with a 127-118 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.
Hart also grabbed eight rebounds and had six assists in Portland’s first win since the All-Star break.