John Wall - the best personalized free web-based Email en en John Wall Harden, James top All-NBA team; George, Hayward shut out NEW YORK (AP) — For Cleveland's LeBron James, there was history. For Houston's James Harden, there was affirmation. And for Indiana's Paul George and Utah's Gordon Hayward, a chance at signing contracts exceeding $200 million this summer is gone. James and Harden headlined the All-NBA first team that was unveiled by t... Thu, 18 May 2017 20:41:00 GMT 2017-05-18T20:41:00Z Celtics power past Wizards in Game 7, 115-105 BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas said he didn't feel any pressure entering the first Game 7 of his career. His play backed up his confidence and with the help of Kelly Olynyk and the Boston Celtics bench, Thomas earned the biggest win of his career. Thomas scored 29 points and had 12 assists, Olynyk scored a career-playoff high 26 points and... Tue, 16 May 2017 07:54:00 GMT 2017-05-16T07:54:00Z Celtics seeking validation against Cavaliers in East finals BOSTON (AP) — Ever since the Boston Celtics broke up their Big Three in 2013, they've sat idly this time of year while LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kawhi Leonard have battled for NBA championships. With Isaiah Thomas leading the charge, the Celtics have rejoined the fray. Now it's time to see if they belong. Boston beat the Washington Wizards 115-105 i... Tue, 16 May 2017 07:43:00 GMT 2017-05-16T07:43:00Z Harper gets big deal, hits HR in 9th, Nats beat Phils 6-4 WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper was money for the Washington Nationals on Saturday night. Fresh from getting a big deal, Harper hit a game-ending home run with two outs in the ninth inning that sent the Nationals over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4. Hours before the game, the Nationals announced they had reached agreement with Harper on a... Sun, 14 May 2017 03:55:00 GMT 2017-05-14T03:55:00Z Wall's late 3 leads Wiz past Celtics 92-91, forces Game 7 WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall stood atop the scorer's table, popping his jersey, yelling and celebrating his 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left for the go-ahead basket that put his Washington Wizards into a Game 7 against the Boston Celtics. After Washington's 92-91 victory extended the Eastern Conference semifinal, Wall offered his thoughts on Boston's failur... Sat, 13 May 2017 12:30:00 GMT 2017-05-13T12:30:00Z Home's where the heart is for Wiz, Celtics as Game 6 arrives WASHINGTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas' Boston Celtics and John Wall's Washington Wizards have built something of a rivalry this season, going back and forth, trading wins on the court and barbs off it, from the "Funeral Game" in January to the lost tooth and ejection of their current playoff series. One thing every matchup had in common so far as Washington pre... Fri, 12 May 2017 06:21:00 GMT 2017-05-12T06:21:00Z Avery Bradley's defense has been key ingredient for Celtics BOSTON (AP) — Avery Bradley has been doing all the little things to get the Boston Celtics over the hump this postseason. Yes, he created a buzz with his playoff-career high 29 points to give Boston a 3-2 lead over the Washington Wizards while backcourt mate Isaiah Thomas was facing double- and triple-teams during Game 5. But it's been ... Thu, 11 May 2017 21:49:00 GMT 2017-05-11T21:49:00Z Bradley scores 29, Celtics power past Wizards, 123-101 BOSTON (AP) — Playing in the Garden has brought out the Boston Celtics' best basketball this postseason. Wednesday night it was home to one of the best nights of Avery Bradley's career. Bradley scored a playoff career-high 29 points, and the Celtics beat the Washington Wizards 123-101 to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. ... Thu, 11 May 2017 04:08:00 GMT 2017-05-11T04:08:00Z Pivotal Game 5 awaits Boston as it returns home vs. Wizards BOSTON (AP) — After four games, the Eastern Conference semifinal matchup between the Celtics and Wizards is exactly back where it began. Following back-to-back comeback wins by the East's top seed in the first two games in Boston, Washington returned the favor with a pair of dominant wins on its home court. The series now shifts back to the Garden for a pivotal Game 5 matchu... Tue, 09 May 2017 22:31:00 GMT 2017-05-09T22:31:00Z Wizards use 26-0 run to rout Celtics in Game 4, tie series WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn't enough for the Washington Wizards to force turnover after another and make baskets every time down the floor to take a lead over the Boston Celtics. They wanted to blow them out. The Wizards did just that in a 121-102 rout in Game 5 on Sunday night thanks to a 26-0 third-quarter run that featured big-time con... Mon, 08 May 2017 02:38:00 GMT 2017-05-08T02:38:00Z For LeBron, another Cavs' sweep is within reach LeBron James doesn't prolong the inevitable. The last seven times that James' teams have had a 3-0 lead in a playoff series, the matchup has ended in the most humane fashion — a sweep. He gets a chance at another Sunday, when Cleveland can oust Toronto and advance to the Eastern Conference finals. That's one of three Game 4s on Sunday's... Sat, 06 May 2017 16:53:00 GMT 2017-05-06T16:53:00Z Transition-oriented Wizards getting physical in postseason WASHINGTON (AP) — One game into the playoffs, Paul Millsap said his Atlanta Hawks were playing basketball while the Washington Wizards were "playing MMA." One game into the second round, Isaiah Thomas had his tooth knocked out by an elbow from Otto Porter. Yes, with the backcourt duo of John Wall and Bradley Beal the Wizards like to get out in transition, but they've also sh... Fri, 05 May 2017 22:32:00 GMT 2017-05-05T22:32:00Z Wizards beat Celtics 116-89 in technical foul-filled Game 3 WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight technical fouls, three ejections and a whole lot of bad blood later, the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics have themselves a series. Tensions boiled over in a contentious, technical foul-filled Game 3 Thursday night as the Wizards rode another hot start to a 116-89 victory that cut their series deficit to 2-1. Washington built a big lead for the t... Fri, 05 May 2017 04:21:00 GMT 2017-05-05T04:21:00Z Thomas scores 53, Celtics beat Wizards 129-119 in OT BOSTON (AP) — It was his sister's birthday. She would have been 23. Isaiah Thomas spent four or five hours in the dentist's chair having work done on the tooth that was knocked out in Game 1, a day after he was in oral surgery for six hours having it repositioned in his mouth. His mouth was swollen, and he could barely talk. Still, he never considered not playing Tuesday night. Wed, 03 May 2017 15:51:00 GMT 2017-05-03T15:51:00Z Thomas' 33, Celtics' 3s too much for Wizards in 123-111 win BOSTON (AP) — Nothing it seems can stop Isaiah Thomas this postseason — be it pains big or small. The All-Star led the Celtics to a first-round win over Chicago in a haze after learning the day before that series began that his younger sister, Chyna Thomas, had died in a car accident outside of his native Tacoma, Washington. That pain p... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 21:58:00 GMT 2017-04-30T21:58:00Z Led by Wall and Beal, Wizards moving on to face Celtics ATLANTA (AP) — John Wall refused to give in. Even as Dennis Schroder took off the other way, ahead of everyone for what looked like an uncontested layup, Wall managed to chase him down. On a night when Wall set a career playoff-high with 42 points, his remarkable defensive play was a big reason the Washington Wizards moved on to the second round of the playoffs with a 115-99... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:12:00 GMT 2017-04-29T07:12:00Z Celtics ready for next challenge after tough Bulls series CHICAGO (AP) — The Boston Celtics got hit with a devastating emotional blow just as the playoffs were about to start. They dropped the first two games at home, too. Just as things really were starting to look bleak, they began to show just why they earned the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics rallied to knock off the Chi... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:39:00 GMT 2017-04-29T06:39:00Z John Wall scores 42 points, Wizards knock out Hawks 115-99 ATLANTA (AP) — John Wall had that look in his eye at morning shootaround. Bradley Beal knew it was going to be a big night for Washington's star point guard. Wall scored 42 points — a career playoff high , with 19 coming in the fourth quarter to single-handedly hold off a furious Atlanta comeback — and the Wizards eliminated the Hawks with a 115-99 victory Friday, capturing ... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:58:00 GMT 2017-04-29T03:58:00Z Home, sweet home: Beal, Wall lead Wizards past Hawks, 103-99 WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall figured the credit went to the down-the-stretch defense displayed by his Washington Wizards. Neither Dennis Schroder nor coach Mike Budenholzer found any flaws with the way their Atlanta Hawks handled things late. Either way, the odd manner in which Atlanta seemed to allow the final half-minute or so to slip ... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:30:00 GMT 2017-04-27T02:30:00Z Balanced Hawks hold off Wizards 111-101, even series 2-all ATLANTA (AP) — In a year when the geezers are coming up big in the NBA playoffs, add another one to the list. Jose Calderon might be the most unlikely of all. The 35-year-old Spaniard, picked up on waivers late in the season, made a huge contribution to help the Atlanta Hawks pull away from the Washington Wizards 111-101 on Monday night, evening the opening-round series at 2... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:46:00 GMT 2017-04-25T04:46:00Z Mike Brown is more than capable of leading the Warriors PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With coach Steve Kerr ailing, the Golden State Warriors are in capable hands with assistant Mike Brown. Kerr, the reigning NBA Coach of the Year, stayed behind at the team hotel Saturday night while the Warriors overcame a slow start to beat the Trail Blazers 119-113 and take a 3-0 series lead. Kerr announced Sunda... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:25:00 GMT 2017-04-24T06:25:00Z Hawks deliver early playoff KO, romp past Wizards 116-98 ATLANTA (AP) — The Hawks are back in the series, and the bad blood with the Washington Wizards shows no signs of letting up. Paul Millsap scored 29 points, Dennis Schroder had 27 and Atlanta delivered an early knockout blow in a 116-98 victory Saturday, slicing the Wizards' lead to 2-1 in the opening-round playoff matchup. After two tig... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:01:00 GMT 2017-04-23T13:01:00Z Wall scores playoff-best 32 as Wizards beat Hawks in Game 1 WASHINGTON (AP) — After John Wall told Markieff Morris what to expect in his NBA playoff debut, the Washington Wizards' All-Star guard showed everyone his postseason best. Wall scored a playoff career-high 32 points and dished out 14 assists and Morris added 21 points as the Wizards rebounded from a rough second quarter to beat the Atlanta Hawks 114-107 Sunday in Game 1 of t... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 21:30:00 GMT 2017-04-16T21:30:00Z Wizards beat Lakers 119-108 to clinch division title LOS ANGELES (AP) — Water pooled on a table in the middle of the noisy locker room and soaked in the carpet. The Washington Wizards had just celebrated clinching the Southeast Division for the franchise's first division title in 38 years. "We had a little water bottle fight in here," a smiling Bradley Beal said after a 119-108 victory over the Los Angeles ... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:04:00 GMT 2017-03-29T06:04:00Z Eye-popping: Wall, Wizards blow past LeBron, Cavs 127-115 CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James yanked off the tinted googles protecting his injured eye and flung them away. His vision was clear. However, there was one blur that wouldn't go away: John Wall. Washington's faster-than-fast star scored 37 points, Bradley Beal added 27 and the Wizards again showed they'll be a handful in the playoffs by beating James and the Cleveland Cavaliers... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 03:30:00 GMT 2017-03-26T03:30:00Z Back from injury, Thomas scores 25 as Celtics top Wizards BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics got a bit of revenge against the Washington Wizards and also took control of the second seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points after missing the previous two games with a bruised right knee, leading the Celtics to a 110-102 victory over the Wizards in another testy matchup Monday night between two of the t... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 03:21:00 GMT 2017-03-21T03:21:00Z Warriors lose Durant to injury, lose game to Wizards 112-108 WASHINGTON (AP) — Even after Kevin Durant injured his left knee and departed only 93 seconds in, and even after Golden State trailed by as many as 19 points, and even after Stephen Curry's drought from behind the arc stretched to 14 attempts over two games, the NBA-best Warriors had a pretty good chance to take the lead late. That's because Curry caught t... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 04:12:00 GMT 2017-03-01T04:12:00Z Robinson III, Gordon, Porzingis win NBA All-Star events NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Glenn Robinson III is the NBA's new dunk king, with an assist to Indiana teammate Paul George, the Pacers' mascot and a Pacers cheerleader. Robinson leaped over all three, snagging the ball from George along the way before finishing with an emphatic, two-hand, reverse jam, giving him a perfect score — and the title — on his final dunk. ... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:07:00 GMT 2017-02-19T15:07:00Z The Latest: Robinson wins dunk contest, caps Saturday events NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's NBA All-Star events (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Glenn Robinson III of the Indiana Pacers is the All-Star slam dunk champion. Robinson beat Derrick Jones Jr. of the Phoenix Suns in the final round. Robinson clinched the win with a perfect 50 on the final dunk of the night — going over three people for a reverse dunk and nearly touc... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 04:34:00 GMT 2017-02-19T04:34:00Z Doc's All-Star Game advice: best to keep your enemies happy If Doc Rivers had any advice for Steve Kerr, it would probably be to forget about Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry at the All-Star Game. Worry about making Russell Westbrook happy, instead. Rivers said his strategy when he coached the midseason game was to make sure the guys who could beat him later weren't mad at him, even at the expense of playing time for his own players. ... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 06:59:00 GMT 2017-02-13T06:59:00Z