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Beal, Wall lead Wizards to 104-100 win over Hawks

March 23, 2017

Wahington Wizards guard john Wall.WASHINGTON -- First, the Washington Wizards hung around their game against the Atlanta Hawks with their defense.

Then Bradley Beal said, they found their "swag" again.

Beal scored 28 points and John Wall added all 22 of his in the second half to help the Wizards to a 104-100 victory over the Hawks on Wednesday night.

Wall also had 10 assists on a night he shot just 6 of 21 from the floor, including two assists to Beal during a late 14-2 run that helped Washington ensure victory....

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Back from injury, Thomas scores 25 as Celtics top Wizards

March 21, 2017

Isaiah Thomas returns after missing two games and scores 25 points but picks up a technical foul early. Terry Rozier and Brandon Jennings would also receive a double technical for a first-half altercation as Boston beats Washington 110-102.BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics got a bit of revenge against the Washington Wizards and also took control of the second seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points after missing the previous two games with a bruised right knee, leading the Celtics to a 110-102 victory over the Wizards in another testy matchup Monday night between two of the top teams in the East.

"We knew it was going to be one of those games," Thomas said. "With that team it's always going to be a physical game, always going to be trash talking and things like that. We're basketball players. We love it. We love that type of environment, but we've got to be smart about the things we do and we did a good job tonight."...

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How Celtics-Wizards became the NBA's most unexpected rivalry

March 21, 2017

In the first Celtics-Wizards game this season, John Wall clubbed Marcus Smart in the backcourt, earning a flagrant 2 and automatic ejection, and the two continued shouting at each other. Brad Mills/USA TODAY SportsThe Boston Celtics host the Washington Wizards on Monday night in the fourth and final meeting of the regular season between these teams. It's a game that could go a long way toward deciding who emerges as the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Recent meetings have featured flagrant fouls, nose bops, a police presence and one team wearing all-black funeral attire. Here's an FAQ to help explain how Celtics-Wizards has emerged as the NBA's most chippy and unexpected rivalry.

How exactly did all of this start?...

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Nowitzki, Barnes help Mavericks beat Wizards 112-107

March 16, 2017

Harrison Barnes scores 22 points as Dallas defeat Washington 112-107WASHINGTON -- If the Dallas Mavericks make an unlikely run to the playoffs, their final quarter on Wednesday night might turn out to be the start of it.

Dirk Nowitzki scored 10 of his 20 points and Seth Curry added 10 of his 19 in the fourth, and the Mavericks used their highest-scoring period of the season to complete a 112-107 victory over the Washington Wizards that boosted their slim playoff hopes.

"We desperately needed this game," said Dallas coach Rick Carlisle, whose team outscored Washington 39-27 in the fourth quarter. "Our guys knew it."...

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Towns, Rubio lead Wolves over Wizards, 119-104

March 14, 2017

Ricky Rubio set a franchise record with 19 assists and Karl-Anthony Towns dropped 39 points and 13 rebounds as the Timberwolves defeated the Wizards 119-104.MINNEAPOLIS -- Karl-Anthony Towns ran back onto the court after the final horn, almost tackling Ricky Rubio as he did a postgame interview with the local Fox Sports affiliate.

Towns put up another enormous stat line, scoring 17 of his 39 points in the fourth quarter as the Minnesota Timberwolves kept rolling against another heavyweight opponent. But he said he played second fiddle on this night.

Rubio scored 22 points and broke his own franchise record with 19 assists, and the Timberwolves beat the Washington Wizards 119-104 on Monday night....

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