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Wizards Insider: October 26, 2008 - November 1, 2008

Wizards at Pistons (updated)

Pre-game information: Wizards: C Etan Thomas, F Antawn Jamison, F Caron Butler, G DeShawn Stevenson and G Antonio Daniels. Pistons: C Rasheed Wallace, F Amir Johnson, F Tayshaun Prince, G Rip Hamilton and G Chauncey Billups. Inactives: Wizards (Arenas, Haywood and F Oleksiy Pecherov). Pistons: (Walter Sharpe, Alex Acker and...

By Ivan Carter  |  November 1, 2008; 5:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
 
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The Other Side: Detroit Pistons

My bad. I forgot to fill you guys in on the New Jersey Nets on Wednesday, and look what happened? Jarvis Hayes came back and haunted his former team by knocking down all of those jumpers that used to roll out or clang the back of the rim. Oh well,...

By Michael Lee  |  November 1, 2008; 9:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Heading to Detroit

The Wizards will hop a flight to Detroit shortly for Saturday night's game against the 1-0 Pistons, who opened their season with a home win over Indiana. A few notes from today: -Coach Eddie Jordan said he plans on going with the same starting lineup that he did in...

By Ivan Carter  |  October 31, 2008; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Livingston Returns From Scary Fall

Four minutes. Two points. One assist. One turnover. It was easy for the stat line to get lost on Wednesday night -- what with Mike D'Antoni leading the New York Knicks to a 120-115 victory over Miami in his debut as Knicks coach, Stephon Marbury getting benched for the entire...

By Michael Lee  |  October 31, 2008; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Your Prediction: Playoff Prospects

Yes, they've played only one game so far, but try to imagine how the Wizards' regular season will end. If your computer does not allow you to see the Predictify widgets above, make your prediction here. Predicting there has the added benefit of tracking all your predictions....

By Alexa Steele  |  October 31, 2008; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Behind the Column

Columnist Mike Wise offers his take on last night's season opener:...

By Alexa Steele  |  October 30, 2008; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Wizards Back to Work

Practice has ended at Verizon Center, where the Wizards were right back to work applying the lessons learned from last night's season opening loss the Nets. Coach Eddie Jordan reached back to training camp and leaned on some things gleaned from K.C. Jones -- the former Celtic player, Bullets...

By Ivan Carter  |  October 30, 2008; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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Disappointing Debut

How deflating was that opening night loss? Was it a sign of things to come or just one blip in a long season? At least there are two intriguing games tonight on TNT that could take your minds off of the Wizards' clunker: Rockets vs. Mavericks at 7 and Hornets...

By Alexa Steele  |  October 30, 2008; 9:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
 
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Bad Shooting Leads to Rough Start

All you really need to know about tonight's 95-85 loss to the New Jersey Nets at Verizon Center is that Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison shot a combined nine of 29 from the field and scored 27 points. In the fourth quarter, when the Wizards were outscored 26-18, Butler...

By Ivan Carter  |  October 29, 2008; 10:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
 
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Nets at Wizards, Game 1

Pre-game information for tonight's regular season opener. Starting lineups: Wizards: F Caron Butler, F Antawn Jamison, C Etan Thomas, G DeShawn Stevenson and G Antonio Daniels. Nets: F Bobby Simmons, F Yi Jianlian, C Josh Boone, G Vince Carter, G Devin Harris Refs: Derrick Stafford, Dan Crawford and Curtis...

By Ivan Carter  |  October 29, 2008; 4:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Wizards Tip Off Tonight

The NBA regular season opened last night with a trio of games. Michael Lee covered the Celtics beating the Cavs and receiving their championship trophy. The Bulls defeated the Bucks and former coach Scott Skiles, as No. 1 pick Derrick Rose experienced some ups and downs in his home town....

By Alexa Steele  |  October 29, 2008; 9:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
 
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Ranking Paul Pierce

BOSTON - The NBA season begins tonight in Boston, where the Celtics will raise Banner No. 17 and receive their championship rings after completing the greatest single-season turnaround in league history. Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen proved that "anything is Possss-ahh-buuuullllll!" when superstar players are willing to sacrifice...

By Michael Lee  |  October 28, 2008; 4:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Ready or Not, Wiz Season Is Here

The Wizards wrapped up their final preseason practice today here at Verizon Center with some competitive scrimagging. As we saw in training camp, the teams were evenly matched as the white team, mostly made up of youngsters, lost by only a point to the black team, composed of vets....

By Ivan Carter  |  October 28, 2008; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
 
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NBA Opening Night (Links Fixed)

Good morning. The NBA regular season finally tips off tonight, with three games: Cavaliers at Celtics, Bucks at Bulls and Trail Blazers at Lakers (Michael Lee will be at the Celtics game). In today's paper, Michael Lee previews the season with a look at the return of traditional centers, and...

By Alexa Steele  |  October 28, 2008; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Wizards Pick Up Options on Young, Pecherov

As expected, the Wizards today exercised the third-year contract options on second-year players Nick Young and Oleksiy Pecherov. Had the team declined to pick up the option on either player, that player would have become an unrestricted free agent after the season. After practice today, Coach Eddie Jordan said...

By Ivan Carter  |  October 27, 2008; 6:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
 
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Getting Ready for the Nets

One of the interesting things about Wednesday's opener is the familiarity of the two coaching staffs. Eddie Jordan and Nets Coach Lawrence Frank worked together under Byron Scott in New Jersey and when the teams play, there are very few secrets. Today, the Wizards will concentrate specifically on game-planning...

By Ivan Carter  |  October 27, 2008; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
 
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