March 1, 2009 |
TALLAHASSEE, Feb. 28 -- Toney Douglas is 6 feet 1 and doesn't have a lot of veteran help at No. 23 Florida State. That hasn't kept him from being nearly unstoppable, especially at crunch time. Douglas scored 23 points and Florida State held off a late Clemson rally, defeating the 12th-ranked Tigers, 73-66, on Saturday to get closer to its first NCAA tournament bid in 11 years. "I'd say we're in, but we have more games, too," Douglas said. "I know if we'd lost after having an 18-point lead, I'd have cried afterward.
February 1, 2012 |
ORLANDO — John Wall rested his head on a towel on an equipment bag, his back on the parquet floor, flustered with his performance as he couldn't hit a shot or draw a foul. JaVale McGee angrily shook his head as he had his usual struggles trying to contend with Orlando Magic all-star center Dwight Howard. And Nick Young spent most of the game saddled on the bench in foul trouble. Three of the Washington Wizards ' starters were having forgettable outings, but somehow,...
November 9, 2012 |
The best game of Bradley Beal's young career was unraveling into another defeat for the Washington Wizards when frustration overwhelmed the rookie guard. As he watched Milwaukee Bucks guard Monta Ellis elevate for an inconsequential layup in the game's final minute on Friday night, Beal was unwilling to offer a free pass and knocked Elllis to the ground with a hard chop of a foul. Beal then quickly approached Ellis, leaning down to extend his hand and help him...
November 1, 2012 |
Nene assumed his normal position Thursday after the Washington Wizards ended practice: He grabbed a seat along the baseline of the court, pulled off his left shoe, pulled his sock halfway off until it hung off his toes, then placed his heel on a bag of ice. Still dealing with a nagging case of plantar fasciitis that has kept him sidelined since the conclusion of the London Olympics in August and cost him 10 games near the end of last season,...
March 15, 2011 |
CHICAGO — It was a dazzling, dizzying display, fueled by desperation that featured Jordan Crawford fearlessly taking jumpers, JaVale McGee angrily greeting shots with his huge right hand and the Washington Wizards chopping a 17-point first-half deficit to one. If not for an unlikely three-pointer by Chicago Bulls center Kurt Thomas to end the first half of Tuesday's game, the Wizards would've felt much better as they entered the locker...
April 21, 2011 |
Ernie Grunfeld, the Washington Wizards ' president of basketball operations, whose contract expires after next season, said Thursday that he has not had any negotiations with owner Ted Leonsis about a contract extension and doesn't expect any soon. "I'm under contract. I'm not really even thinking about that at all," Grunfeld said after his annual end-of-year news conference. "All I'm thinking about is making this team as good as possible and continue to do the plan that we have in place.