Washington Wizards hanging around in battle for eighth seed

WASHINGTON – The Wizards picked up an important 100-90 victory over the Orlando Magic Wednesday night, leaving them 3-and-a-half games back of the Miami Heat for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Despite having the eighth-worst record in…

We interviewed five of the people who run NBA Twitter accounts

NBA team Twitter accounts have tapped into the social zeitgeist in a way that sets them apart from sports franchises in other leagues. That’s not an accident.

The top eight moments in NBA Twitter history

From the tweet that got an NBA social media manager fired to the tweet that led to another social media manager getting married, there have been hundreds of funny and meaningful moments in the relatively short history of NBA Twitter.  

The hidden Twitter relationships of NBA teams

At Capital News Service, we analyzed every conversation between NBA teams on Twitter since 2012 — about 1,900 in total — to uncover the hidden relationships between teams.

On Twitter, creative, meme-filled conversations help NBA stand out

Far more than in other professional sports leagues, NBA teams’ official social presences have adopted online personas that mimic the meme-filled, emoji-heavy method of discourse favored by young digital natives.

Season-long inconsistencies still plague Wizards heading into playoffs

WASHINGTON – With the NBA playoffs upon them, the Washington Wizards have been struggling to find answers to issues that have plagued the team all season.

Better ball movement comes at a cost for the Wizards

The Washington Wizards have learned to pass the ball well without John Wall, but at the same time, their ball-handling mistakes underscore how much they miss the all-star guard.

Pro sports leagues, teams spend millions lobbying Washington

Since 1999, professional sports organizations in the United States have spent at least $41.3 million lobbying Washington on a range of bills and issues, a Capital News Service analysis found.

Kings’ Fox sees Wizards’ Wall as mentor, key to improving play on the court

WASHINGTON — The Sacramento Kings had trimmed a 21-point Wizards lead to 14 with 5:55 to play in their Monday contest. Wizards coach Scott Brooks had seen enough from his second unit. A minute later, John Wall had Kings rookie…

“WAR on Hot Takes” Episode 10: Hot take rebuttal, Jay Gruden coaching tree, Ravens midseason report

This is the 10th episode of Capital News Service’s sports podcast, “WAR on Hot Takes,” with Dylan Sinn and Adam Zielonka.

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