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Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal (3) drives past Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love (0) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Cleveland. Washington won 124-112. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Beal scores 36 as weary Wizards down Cavs 124-112

Jan. 23, 2020 11:31 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks wanted his players to embrace the adversity they faced going into Thursday night. They certainly listened. Bradley Beal scored 36 points and the weary Wizards, overcoming an overtime loss and early morning arrival in town, defeated the Cleveland...

Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura, third from left, reacts with his teammates from the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Heat waste lead, then rally to beat Wizards 134-129 in OT

Jan. 22, 2020 11:15 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat built a huge lead, wasted every bit of it, benched their entire starting five and wound up having to go to overtime yet again. Clearly, they like being uncomfortable. Tyler Herro scored 25 points, Jimmy Butler scored nine of his 24 points in overtime and the Heat wasted a...

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) is fouled by Detroit Pistons guard Tony Snell (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Bradley Beal scores 29 points, Wizards beat Pistons 106-100

Jan. 20, 2020 6:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rebuilding season for the Washington Wizards, coach Scott Brooks still closely monitors the standings, and while it's unlikely, he still believes his team has a chance to qualify for the playoffs. The Wizards began the second half of the season by beating one of the teams ahead of...

Toronto Raptors guard Norman Powell (24) drives as Washington Wizards guard Gary Payton II (20) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Toronto. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)

Gasol makes six 3-pointers, Raptors beat Wizards 140-111

Jan. 17, 2020 11:02 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Feeling fresh after a lengthy injury layoff, Marc Gasol helped the Toronto Raptors pile up the points Friday night. Gasol scored a season-high 20 and matched his career high with six 3-pointers, Norman Powell added 28 and the Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 140-111, matching the...

Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine, left, looks to pass the ball as Washington Wizards guard Gary Payton II defneds during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

LaVine powers Bulls past Wizards 115-106

Jan. 15, 2020 11:57 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine wants to play in the All-Star Game next month in Chicago. He is making quite the case. Especially lately. LaVine had 30 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and the banged-up Bulls beat Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards 115-106 on Wednesday night. “I've been...

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert speaks at a news conference in Washington.  The WNBA and its union announced a tentative eight-year labor deal Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020,  that will allow top players to earn more than $500,000 while the average annual compensation for players will surpass six figures for the first time. I call it historic,

WNBA's 8-year labor deal to hike average salary to $130,000

Jan. 15, 2020 12:54 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA and its union announced a tentative eight-year labor deal Tuesday that will allow top players to earn more than $500,000 while the average annual compensation will surpass six figures for the first time. The contract, which begins this season and runs through 2027, will pay players...

Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura, left, of Japan, guard Bradley Beal, center, and guard John Wall, right, watch from the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Bogdonovic, Gobert help streaking Jazz beat Wizards 127-116

Jan. 12, 2020 7:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even on their biggest roll in two years, the Utah Jazz believe they can get a lot better. Bojan Bogdonovic scored 31 points, Rudy Gobert added 21 points and 14 rebounds and the Jazz beat the Washington Wizards 127-116 on Sunday for their ninth straight victory. Utah overcame a 15-point...

Washington Wizards center Anzejs Pasecniks (18) looks to pass the ball as he is defended by Orlando Magic guard D.J. Augustin (14) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Wizards waive Miles, sign Pasecniks as Beal returns

Jan. 12, 2020 3:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Wizards waived guard C.J. Miles and signed two-way player Anzejs Pasecniks to a multiyear contract before Sunday's game against the Utah Jazz. The Wizards's leading scorer, Bradley Beal, also returned after missing five games with soreness in his lower right leg. The Jazz's...

Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter (3) reaches for the ball next to Washington Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Wizards shut down Young, beat Hawks 111-101

Jan. 10, 2020 10:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trae Young entered Friday night's game against the Washington Wizards as the NBA's fourth leading scorer, averaging 29.2 points per game. In the Atlanta Hawks' last game, Young had a triple-double with 42 points in a loss to the Houston Rockets. The Wizards knew they had to contain...

Harden, Young post triple-doubles; Rockets top Hawks 122-115

Jan. 9, 2020 1:52 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — James Harden scored 41 points, including 22 in the first quarter, to lead the Houston Rockets over Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks 122-115 on Wednesday night. Harden had 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his second straight triple-double. Young had 42 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. He and...