| Apr 2, 2015
WASHINGTON — Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman praised Marcin Gortat's work on the pick-and-roll Wednesday night.
Gortat said he simply did what he always does.
The Wizards center scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Bradley Beal added...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 8:46 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. — When Victor Oladipo was growing up in the suburban Washington area, he often wondered what it might be like to play for the Wizards.
"Isn't that what you kind of dream about as a kid?" he said.
Playing against the Wizards is a...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 2:38 PM
WASHINGTON — Marcin Gortat scored 20 points, John Wall had 11 points and 10 assists and the Washington Wizards beat the overmatched Philadelphia 76ers 111-76 on Monday.
Washington went on a 20-3 run for a 27-11 lead late in the first quarter and...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:22 AM
The Bulls dropped to 26-14 with Wednesday's 105-99 home loss to the Wizards. Here are three observations.
The January dog days officially are here.
Just think: There are still 14 games until the All-Star break, nine of which are on the road. But the...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 11:47 PM
Men's college basketball
Pittsburgh has suspended junior forward Durand Johnson (Lake Clifton) for the entire season for undisclosed reasons, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Johnson averaged 8.8 points and three rebounds per game last season...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 3:43 PM
ATLANTA — The last time the Orlando Magic played the same opponent on back-to-back days, Brian Hill was the team's coach, Randy Wittman was a Magic assistant coach and Dwight Howard and Jameer Nelson were in just their second NBA seasons.
| Dec 1, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Observations from Monday night's 107-86 loss to the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center:
-- Coming out flat defensively didn't matter Sunday in New York.
-- Those, after all, were the Knicks.
-- This time it mattered, and the Wizards made the...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 7:24 PM
The Miami Heat certainly have had their moments over the years at the Verizon Center.
There was the season finale in 2012 when injuries that left Erik Spoelstra no choice but to start Eddy Curry. With a defibrillator possibly courtside, the Heat...
| Oct 27, 2014
WASHINGTON — Randy Wittman did not want the job. The idea of receiving a promotion to replace a coach fired in midseason was awkward because he empathized: The Minnesota Timberwolves did the same to him four years earlier.
Wittman also was...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Here's our team-by-team preview of the Eastern Conference. Teams are in predicted order of finish in their divisions.
SOUTHEAST DIVISIONMiami Heat
Last Season: 54-28, 1st in Southeast. Lost to San Antonio in NBA Finals.
The Buzz: See the Cleveland...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 8:46 AM
I'm surprised it's not higher.
The 76ers, expected to be the worst team in the league this year and maybe one of the worst in NBA history, are a 1,000-to-1 longshot according to R.J. Bell of Pregame.com.
The over/under total on the 76ers number of...