Joshua Smith scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Georgetown posted an 80-66 win over Robert Morris on Saturday.
John Wall scored 17 points in the third quarter and, the Wizards won, 91-78, against the rival Cleveland Cavaliers. Washington is 8-3 and progressing. Cleveland is a 5-6 mess.
LeBron James’ pregame recital of Jay Z’s song “Breathe Easy” in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ locker room on Friday evening seemed to fall upon deaf ears.
Freshman Jared Nickens had his first game in double figures with 13 points and Maryland won its third straight matchup to open the season with a 66-50 victory over Fordham on Thursday night.
The Cavs come to Verizon Center on Friday night for a nationally televised game against the Wizards and James’ longtime rival Paul Pierce, who found instant success when the Celtics loaded up with talent seven years ago.
Bradley Beal made his season debut Wednesday night and scored a team-high 21 points. But, the Wizards were told to grow up by their coach.
The third-year Charlotte Hornets player will get credit for the 11 games he has missed, and will sit out an additional 13 games.
Joshua Smith scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, draining a jumper during a breakaway 8-2 run to open the second half as Georgetown put away Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 78-62 on Tuesday night.
No Washington team has begun better since the 1974-75 season, a point when no one on the current roster had been born. They trace some of that back to last year’s examination.
Jason Collins, the NBA’s first openly gay player, announced his retirement on Wednesday.
Dez Wells scored 27 points and Jake Layman added 14, leading Maryland to a dominant 93-57 victory over Central Connecticut State on Monday night.
Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal had surgery to repair a non-displaced fracture of the scaphoid bone in his left (non-shooting) wrist Oct. 12. Monday was his first full practice with the Wizards since.