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D.C. rising reaches its climax in playoffs

Wizards power forward Nene makes a pass in a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder

By Nathan Gertler, Online Sports Editor

May 27, 2015

Generally speaking, teams with better regular seasons are more successful in the playoffs.  The Wizards, however, a team that had an above-average season at best, and the Capitals, a team that didn’t even win their own division, made amazing runs in the postseason. Resiliency, momentum, offensive...

Wizards struggle to find wins

Part of the Wizard's recent struggle is due to shooting guard Bradley Beal's absence due to injury.

By Ross Tanenbaum, Staff Writer

March 9, 2015

After a great start to the season, the Washington Wizards have fallen into a midseason slump and are having trouble recovering. The Wizards started off very strong but recently have had trouble finding ways to win, losing 13 of their last 17 games. With the loss of shooting guard Trevor Ariza during t...

Wizards fans plead: Durant, please come home

Wizards fans plead: Durant, please come home

By Jake Certner and Nathan Gertler

October 24, 2014

“I’m Coming Home.” These three simple words and a photo of LeBron James in his old Cleveland Cavaliers jersey appeared on his instagram photo July 11.  After four years and two championships with the Miami Heat, the superstar announced his return home to the Cavaliers.  Other players should...

Winning season leads Wizards to clinch playoffs

By Nathan Gertler, Contest Manager

April 21, 2014

Having already clinched a playoff spot, the NBA’s Washington Wizards are finding themselves in a very unusual position this late in the year. From 2008-2012, the Wizards underwent major roster overhauls including trading stars Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison in 2010.  Ever since, the Wizards have ha...

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