Washington Wizards

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…

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 12

WASHINGTON – On the last episode of “The Washington Bullpen” for the semester, hosts Julia Karron and Jarod Golub discuss the legal troubles of President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, the IRS website crash, Barbara Bush’s passing, Kendrick Lamar winning…

Without John Wall, the Wizards’ success hinges on others

After wrapping up their longest stretch of road games this season, the Washington Wizards returned home Tuesday to play the Oklahoma City Thunder without point guard John Wall.

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…

Despite sickness, Wall’s defense a reason for Wizards’ optimism

WASHINGTON — John Wall was up to his usual antics Saturday night. Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore thought he had a clear path to the hoop in transition, only to have his shot turned away by a soaring Wall. Wall…

What makes for an exciting NBA postseason?

Whether you are a fan of the NBA or a network executive looking to attract as many viewers to TV screens as possible, your hopes for the postseason are the same: an exciting outcome. Thanks to a Mike Beouy-created statistic, the excitement index, the CNS data lab found that the first round of the playoffs for this year are more exciting than last year’s.

Fanalytics Ep. 7: Rajon Rondo injured and “Playoffs in DC”

Gabe and Connor discuss the potential consequences of Rajon Rondo’s injury, jump around the sports landscape for some quick stats, and perform an original song about the playoffs in D.C. Lyrics: You trudged through months of late-night games against the…

John Wall’s Misplaced MVP Season

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland — The Washington Wizards just won their division for the first time in nearly 40 years, and the biggest driver of their success has been franchise superstar John Wall. The four-time all star is putting up career…

Fanalytics Ep. 4: Unstoppable Bulls, the Sleepy Floyd Award & Baseball

Connor and Gabe discuss odd basketball trends, present the first ever Sleepy Floyd award, take credit for the Cavaliers losing spell and hit hypothetical baseballs.

Remaining travel schedule could affect Wizards’ playoff seed

Both the Wizards and the Celtics are in a close race for the second seed in the NBA’s Eastern Conference and the deciding factor on who claims it could come down to the amount of miles each team has to travel for the remainder of the season