The Washington Wizards improved their winning streak to six games after defeating the Miami Heat late in the fourth quarter. The American Airlines Arena hosted a hard-fought game from both teams, but the Wizards continued to make shots in the clutch. John Wall and Bradley Beal led the way late by hitting crucial free-throw shots to silence the Heat. Strong performances from Wall and Nene led to a late 105-103 victory in Miami.
The Washington Wizards simply lacked effort during the first half of play. Following a big team win against the Los Angeles Clippers Friday night, the Wizards felt as if they would be able to roll over a re-building Utah Jazz team. The Jazz were able to contain the Wizards without one of their star players Derrick Favors, who was out with an ankle injury. The Wizards rallied and overcame the Jazz in the second half to earn a 93-84 victory and improve their home record to 12-2.
The nightmare a team never wants to wake up to…the Washington Wizards ended up blowing a 23 point lead to the Boston Celtics, but still found a way to win. A game everyone thought was over after the third quarter ended up being a classic at the Verizon Center tonight. The Wizards found a way to come through as a team and win 133-132 in 2OT over the Celtics at the Verizon Center.
The former Boston Celtic, Paul Pierce, got yet another standing ovation from the crowd as he returned to TD Garden tonight. Unfortunately, the Boston Celtics crowd was able to enjoy another standing ovation, but this time for their teams performance. The Washington Wizards late fourth quarter surge was not enough to overcome their 101-93 defeat from the Celtics.
The Washington Wizards wasted no time in replacing small forward Trevor Ariza, who signed with the Houston Rockets earlier in the day, as they announced the signing of future hall of famer Paul Pierce. Pierce will be given the mid-level exception with a player option for the second year of the deal. Read more about The Wizards CAN Handle the Truth! …