L.J. Peak made two free throws with 7.5 seconds left to help Georgetown thwart Charlotte’s second-half rally and claim an 81-78 win Saturday.
Wall added 10 assists, and Nene scored his points off the bench as the Wizards broke a tie score in the final two minutes to top Miami, 105-103.
The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title.
Justin Anderson scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half, helping Virginia shake off the rust of an 11-day layoff for exams and defeat Cleveland State, 70-54.
The oldest active player in the league drags smaller and mid-sized point guards down into the post. He goes up, right and left in stops and fits. It’s an archaic model of offense. Coach Randy Wittman joked the last time someone used a similar style was in the 1930s.
Nene’s force and Rasual Butler’s shooting in the fourth quarter fueled a 109-95 fourth-quarter win over the Minnesota Timberwolves and moved the Wizards to 18-6.
John Wall scored 21 points and equaled a career high with 17 assists and Rasual Butler had 23 points as the Washington Wizards won their fifth game in a row, 109-95 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.
Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce will not play Tuesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves because of a sore right toe.
Saunders, now Minnesota’s coach, will hardly recognize what he sees when the Timberwolves hit the court Tuesday night at Verizon Center. No one can blame Saunders for soaking it all in and wondering: “What if?”
Wall was the only player in the NBA to average at least 18 points, 11 assists and five rebounds during the week.
For a while, the Washington Wizards seemed determined to make the game live down to its billing. That turnover-filled first half? It looked more like a bad practice.
General manager Pete D’Alessandro said Monday that he decided to make the change because he wants the Kings to play a more free-wheeling offense, which was so successful for the franchise in the early 2000s.