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  • Washington Wizards' JaVale McGee dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Wizards' McGee can dunk; next come the fundamentals

    Ninety minutes before game time, Washington Wizards center JaVale McGee was on the practice court with assistant coach Don Zierden. The sometimes-aloof McGee was taking direction, nodding his head, and working up a sweat as he continued to work on his game.

  • Washington Wizards' Nick Young (1), John Wall (2) and JaVale McGee wait for play to resume during the fourth quarter of the Wizards' 100-92 loss to the Boston Celtics in an NBA game in Boston Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    Wizards keep it close against Celtics, lose yet again

    Andray Blatche broke out of his funk Monday night against the Celtics, scoring a game-high 28 points and adding nine rebounds, but it wasn't enough to pull the Wizards out of theirs.

  • Washington Wizards guard John Wall goes to the basket against Boston Celtics center Jermaine O'Neal during the second half, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in Washington. The Celtics won 94-86. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    John Wall, Wizards show improvement in loss to Celtics

    Washington Wizards guard John Wall had his best game of the season — 19 points on 6 of 13 shooting and perhaps best of all: eight assists to one turnover. Wall's progress is a good sign, but the end result for the Wizards was the same as the first three, as they lost 94-86 to the Boston Celtics on Sunday night at Verizon Center.

  • Milwaukee Bucks' Brandon Jennings is averaging 23 points, 5.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game in two games this season. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Wizards' first win may hinge on keeping Bucks' Brandon Jennings under control

    Containing Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings will be the biggest test facing Washington as the Wizards seek their first win Friday night.

  • Atlanta Hawks forward Marvin Williams (24) is fouled by Washington Wizards guard Jordan Crawford (15) during the second half of an NBA game on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, in Atlanta. Atlanta won 101-83. (AP Photo/John Amis)

    Wizards blitzed early, lose in Atlanta

    At the start of the game between the Washington Wizards and the Atlanta Hawks, the home team opened up a 15-0 lead before John Wall put the Wizards on the scoreboard. Wall went on to score 10 of the team's first 12 points.

  • Former Wizards coach Flip Saunders is now an advisor to the Celtics and has been reuinted with former pupil Kevin Garnett. (Associated Press)

    Wizards' veterans tasked with leadership

    The mandate for rebuilding the Wizards, as outlined by owner Ted Leonsis and president Ernie Grunfeld, is to play the young players and let them develop.

  • Blatche needs just 1 game to create Wizards drama

    It took only one game for the new-look Washington Wizards to resemble their same old dysfunctional selves.

  • Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (2) dribbles the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second half of an NBA preseason game, Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Williams a guard for Wizards' Wall to copy

    The Washington Wizards opened their season at Verizon Center on Monday night against the New Jersey Nets. They were a fitting opponent for the Wizards, since the Nets' best player, Deron Williams, embodies everything that the Wizards' best player, John Wall, hopes to become.

  • Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) loses the ball while driving between New Jersey Nets' Deron Williams (8) and Johan Petro (27) during the second half of an NBA game Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, in Washington. The Nets won 90-84. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Wizards return to bad habits in 90-84 season-opening loss to Nets

    For one half of basketball, the Washington Wizards teased a nearly sellout Verizon Center crowd by playing team basketball, shooting almost 55 percent from the floor, and playing solid defense, as they opened a 21-point lead over the New Jersey Nets in the NBA season opener for both teams.

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