November 13, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE — Feet buried in a bucket of ice, face buried in his hands, reserve forward Martell Webster was stewing as he contemplated how the Washington Wizards could have had such a miserable performance against the Charlotte Bobcats . Laughter emanated from the shower, but Webster made sure it quickly ceased. "We just lost!" Webster shouted. Silence fell back over the visitor's locker room at Time Warner Cable Arena. The Wizards didn't just lose 92-76 to the Bobcats ...
April 30, 2013 |
Jason Collins's barrier-shattering revelation that he is gay will have no influence on the Washington Wizards ' plans with him this offseason, a person with knowledge of the team's thinking said Tuesday. Bringing back a 34-year-old free agent center with limited skills was never among the team's priorities — and that has not changed. That doesn't mean Collins will not return to Washington, the person said, but if the 7-foot center wants to continue his NBA career it will likely be elsewhere.
April 29, 2013 |
As he dressed in the visitor's locker room after the Washington Wizards ' season-ending loss in Chicago, Jason Collins was pelted with a piece of ice. Glaring over at the direction of the toss, Collins spotted teammate Trevor Booker with an opened ice pack on his right wrist, playfully looking away as if he wasn't the culprit. Collins continued to stare until he made eye contact with Booker and cracked a knowing smile before both players laughed. In his short time with the...
April 12, 2013 |
Whether they were done in by fatigue, attrition or a simple lack of focus, the Washington Wizards were unable to capture a goal set since the all-star break. The playoffs were essentially out of the question when they started the season with 12 straight losses (and 28 in their first 32 games), but Coach Randy Wittman kept urging his players to keep pushing for ninth in the Eastern Conference. The goal of finishing as the best of the worst may have seemed small, but it kept the Wizards motivated through a...
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...
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,...