TOKYO (AP) — Before Stephen Curry makes a single 3-pointer, before Rui Hachimura gets his first ovation from Japanese fans who came to cheer one of their own, the NBA Japan Games are already a huge win in one regard.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis scored 25 points, including 12 in the third quarter as Washington took control, and the Wizards pulled away for a 132-114 win against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Once introductions for the game against the Dallas Mavericks were complete Friday night, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope delivered a direct message to Washington Wizards teammate Kristaps Porzingis.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tomas Satoransky couldn't decide if this type of double-double was good or bad. It was certainly unusual.
Satoransky went scoreless Wednesday night, but he also had 13 assists and 10 rebounds to help the Washington Wizards to a 127-110 win over the Orlando Magic.
WASHINGTON (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 14 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter, and the Chicago Bulls pulled away for a 107-94 victory over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night.
Nikola Vucevic scored 27 points for Chicago, which is trying to stay in the top six in the Eastern Conference and avoid the play-in round of the postseason.
Stephen Curry is heading back to Japan, Rui Hachimura is going home and the NBA is planning to take another step toward normalcy.
The NBA announced Monday night that Golden State and Washington will be headed to Saitama, Japan, for the first two games of the 2022 preseason schedule.
Washington Wizards (8-3, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (3-9, 14th in the Eastern Conference)
Orlando, Florida; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Washington will try to build upon its three-game win streak with a victory over Orlando.
Washington Wizards (7-3, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (7-4, fifth in the Eastern Conference)
Cleveland; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland heads into a matchup with Washington as winners of four straight games.
Milwaukee Bucks (4-5, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (6-3, sixth in the Eastern Conference)
Washington; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Milwaukee will try to keep its three-game road win streak intact when the Bucks take on Washington.
Memphis Grizzlies (5-3, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (5-3, seventh in the Eastern Conference)
Washington; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Wizards take on the Memphis Grizzlies.
Toronto Raptors (5-3, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (5-2, fourth in the Eastern Conference)
Washington; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Washington will try to keep its three-game home win streak alive when the Wizards face Toronto.
Washington Wizards (5-1, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (3-3, 10th in the Eastern Conference)
Atlanta; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Washington looks to keep its three-game win streak alive when the Wizards take on Atlanta.
Boston Celtics (2-3, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (4-1, fourth in the Eastern Conference)
Atlanta Hawks (3-1, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (3-1, fifth in the Eastern Conference)
Washington Wizards (2-1, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (2-2, 11th in the Eastern Conference)
Boston; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Boston hosts the Washington Wizards after Jayson Tatum scored 41 points in the Celtics' 140-129 overtime win against the Charlotte Hornets.
Washington Wizards (2-0, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (1-2, 10th in the Eastern Conference)
Indiana Pacers (0-1, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (1-0, third in the Eastern Conference)
Washington; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Wizards host the Indiana Pacers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards forward Rui Hachimura will miss the start of training camp for personal reasons.
The team said Saturday this is an excused absence and there will be more updates when appropriate.
TOKYO (AP) — Two multiracial athletes, two high-profile roles: Rising NBA star Rui Hachimura carried the Japanese flag at the Olympics' opening ceremony. Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka lit the Olympic cauldron.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook got his first triple-double since passing Oscar Robertson and becoming the NBA’s career leader earlier in the week, lifting Washington past the Cleveland Cavaliers 120-105 on Friday night and helping the Wizards clinch a spot in the play-in tournament.
Dallas Mavericks (26-21, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (17-30, 12th in the Eastern Conference)...
Charlotte Hornets (23-22, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (17-28, 12th in the Eastern Conference)...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Rookie of the Year Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies was the lone unanimous selection to the NBA’s All-Rookie Team that was announced Tuesday...
Gonzaga junior forwards Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke were named to the Wooden Award All-American team.
The top 10 vote-getters for the Wooden Award player of year made the All-American team.
Gonzaga junior forward Rui Hachimura is one of 12 finalists for the Oscar Robertson Trophy awarded to college basketball’s player of the year.
Hachimura and the Zags have faced three other finalists, Duke’s RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson and Tennessee’s Grant Williams, this season.
This contest will be a clash of styles and wills with balanced, operate-through-bigs Gonzaga against younger, guard-heavy Illinois.
The front-court tandem of Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke looks to have an edge inside against the Illini’s typical four-guard/wing alignment.
Rui Hachimura has become a familiar name on preseason watch lists, with Killian Tillie not far behind and Zach Norvell Jr. receiving several mentions.
For the third time this week, Hachimura was listed on a national player of the year watch list, the latest being the Wooden Award.