Latest Washington Wizards News

Wizards hire Evans, 1st woman to run an NBA team's analytics

Jun. 04, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Katherine Evans is joining the Washington Wizards as the first woman to head the research or analytics department of an NBA franchise. Monumental Basketball announced the hire Friday, saying Evans would oversee its research department, supporting the...

Wizards GM skirts topic of coach's future after playoff exit

Jun. 03, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first topic raised with Washington Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard the day after the team's season ended was the topic that will hang over the offseason until a decision is announced: Will coach Scott Brooks be back? “We're not doing...

Without Embiid, 76ers roll past Wizards and into 2nd round

Jun. 02, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons challenged Seth Curry during an afternoon “Call of Duty” session to score 30 points and send the 76ers into the next round of the playoffs. With Joel Embiid hurt, Simmons told Curry he would do his part and get a triple-double. Maybe...

76ers' Embiid sits out Game 5 with meniscus tear in knee

Jun. 02, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia star Joel Embiid is out with a small lateral meniscus tear in his right knee, a potentially critical blow as the 76ers chase their first NBA championship since 1983. Embiid sat out Game 5 against Washington on Wednesday night. He isn't...

76ers C Joel Embiid doubtful for Game 5 with knee injury

Jun. 01, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is doubtful for Game 5 because of a sore right knee. Embiid had an MRI on Tuesday and his status will be decided before Wednesday's game against the Washington Wizards, a person familiar with the decision told...

Young, Westbrook, Morant back at scenes of ugly fan actions

Jun. 01, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

Philadelphia, Utah and Atlanta can reach the second round. Dallas or the Los Angeles Clippers will get to the verge of it. Yet as Russell Westbrook and Ja Morant try to save their seasons and Trae Young looks for a clinching victory, eyes will be on the action in the...

Fans Gone Wild: Spectator runs out on court during NBA game

May. 31, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fan was tackled after running onto the court during an NBA playoff game between the Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night, the latest example of unruly behavior as teams let more spectators in the stands during the pandemic. ...

Embiid leaves with sore knee, 76ers lose to Wizards 122-114

May. 31, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After the Philadelphia 76ers lost NBA MVP finalist Joel Embiid to what the team called a sore right knee late in the first quarter Monday night, they lost their lead — and their chance at the franchise's first playoff sweep in 36 years. With Embiid...

Embiid out for rest of Game 4 vs. Wizards with sore knee

May. 31, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Philadelphia center Joel Embiid headed to the locker room late in the first quarter of Game 4 of the 76ers' Eastern Conference playoff series against the Washington Wizards after taking a hard fall and later was ruled out for the rest of the night because of a sore right...

Irving dodges bottle in Boston in another ugly NBA incident

May. 31, 2021 02:44 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving says banning fans who mistreat NBA players won’t solve the problem. It goes much deeper than that. “(It’s) just underlying racism, and treating people like they’re in a human zoo,” Irving said after a water...