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Wizards Insider: November 15, 2009 - November 21, 2009

Wizards (3-8) at Spurs (4-6)

Wizards starters: Gilbert Arenas, Mike Miller, Caron Butler, Antawn Jamison, Brendan Haywood Spurs: Tony Parker, Keith Bogans, Richard Jefferson, Tim Duncan, Antonio McDyess Line: Spurs by 7.5. Back in San Antonio, where he spent his first four years in the NBA, Fabricio Oberto also returned to the Wizards after missing...

By Michael Lee  |  November 21, 2009; 8:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
 
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The Other Side: San Antonio Spurs

You thought the Wizards were having a rough start? Okay, they are pretty bad right now. But what about the San Antonio Spurs? After electing to pay the luxury tax for the first time in franchise history, the Spurs are just 4-6 and off to their worst 10-game start since...

By Michael Lee  |  November 21, 2009; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Morning brew, weekend edition

By Ed Guzman  |  November 21, 2009; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
Categories:  Morning brew  | Tags: Gilbert Arenas, Kevin Durant, NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder, Washington Wizards  
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Thunder 127, Wizards 108

Whose fault is it now? Who is going to have to take the brunt of the criticism for this 3-8 start? The Wizards had an easy target last season, placing the blame on their miserable start with a group of not-ready-for-prime-time players because Gilbert Arenas and Brendan Haywood, among...

By Michael Lee  |  November 21, 2009; 12:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
 
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Wizards (3-7) at Thunder (6-6)

Wizards starters: Gilbert Arenas, Mike Miller, Caron Butler, Antawn Jamison, Brendan Haywood Thunder: Russell Westbrook, Thabo Sefolosha, Kevin Durant, Jeff Green, Nenad Krstic Line: Thunder by 4. The Wizards are 0-for-Oklahoma City. They've never won at Ford Center, losing to the Thunder, 88-83, last season and twice against the New...

By Michael Lee  |  November 20, 2009; 7:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (74)
 
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The Other Side: Oklahoma City Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder had the makings of a disaster at the start of last season, when it won just three of its first 32 games. But the Thunder was a second-half surprise under Coach Scott Brooks, going 20-30 the rest of the way -- including an 88-83 win over...

By Michael Lee  |  November 20, 2009; 4:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Morning brew

Center Brendan Haywood is having a stellar season, which has been nearly overshadowed by the Wizards' slow start. Michael Lee writes about that -- and previews the game against Etan Thomas and the Oklahoma City Thunder -- for today's newspaper. On the blog, he recounts how DeShawn Stevenson got inside...

By Alexa Steele  |  November 20, 2009; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Morning brew  
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Stevenson pleased to make James lose his focus

DeShawn Stevenson could not stop himself from grinning on Thursday, a day after he managed to sucker LeBron James into some silly quest to dominate him in the fourth quarter. Coach Flip Saunders put Stevenson on James, and the move worked out splendidly for the Wizards, as Stevenson frustrated James...

By Michael Lee  |  November 19, 2009; 3:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (133)
 
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Morning brew

The Wizards broke out of their month-long funk last night with a 108-91 win over their "rivals," the Cleveland Cavaliers. After the game, Michael Lee took a deeper look at the victory. Michael Wilbon warned not to draw any conclusions from one encouraging game. And Dan Steinberg took a look...

By Alexa Steele  |  November 19, 2009; 11:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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Wizards 108, Cavaliers 91

If one thing stood out from the game tonight, it was how important it is for the Washington Wizards to have all three of their all-stars on the court. Not one. Not two. But all three. The Wizards are not like Cleveland or Miami, teams that are fortunate to...

By Michael Lee  |  November 19, 2009; 12:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (81)
 
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Cavaliers (8-3) at Wizards (2-7)

Wizards starters: Gilbert Arenas, Mike Miller, Caron Butler, Antawn Jamison, Brendan Haywood Cavaliers: Mo Williams, Anthony Parker, LeBron James, J.J. Hickson, Zydrunas Ilgauskas Line: Cavaliers by 4. What does it say about the Wizards that this is only the second time this calendar year that Brendan Haywood, Caron Butler, Gilbert...

By Michael Lee  |  November 18, 2009; 6:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (87)
 
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The Other Side: Cleveland Cavaliers

This is it. Unless they meet in the playoffs, this is the only time this season that Washington Wizards fans will be able to express their love and affection for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The last time Cleveland came to Washington, the Wizards snapped the Cavaliers' 13-game win...

By Michael Lee  |  November 18, 2009; 2:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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Morning brew

Game day, at long last. Michael Lee checks in with Antawn Jamison, who was available to talk Tuesday, and he had plenty on his mind. Mike Jones of the Washington Times covers similar ground on the team's health front. The Wizards are actually getting healthy. Imagine that. Mike Prada of...

By Ed Guzman  |  November 18, 2009; 9:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Morning brew  
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Can the Wizards be the new Mavericks?

The Washington Wizards are 2-7 and Flip Saunders points out that the Dallas Mavericks had a similar record last season, but turned it around, finished the season with 50 wins and advanced to the second round of the playoffs with an upset of San Antonio. From 2-7 to second round?...

By Michael Lee  |  November 17, 2009; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
 
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Morning brew

Getting closer to actually playing a basketball game this week, not to mention getting closer to seeing Antawn Jamison in uniform again. Michael Lee writes that Antawn Jamison practiced with the Wizards Monday, though he didn't speak with reporters. Here's how Mike Jones of The Washington Times saw it, again...

By Ed Guzman  |  November 17, 2009; 9:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
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Adjusting to offense will take time, but how much?

It was a beautiful display of basketball, the kind that the Washington Wizards assumed would be a regular occurrence when Flip Saunders took over as head coach. The Washington Wizards scored 27 points in little more than seven minutes in the third quarter of their 106-103 loss to the Detroit...

By Michael Lee  |  November 16, 2009; 1:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (106)
 
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Late-morning brew: Jackson traded to Bobcats

The Stephen Jackson trade rumor mill was churning this morning. Earlier today it looked as if he was going to Cleveland. But he is actually Charlotte-bound, as ESPN.com's Marc Stein reports. Brandon Jennings may have wrapped up the rookie of the year award already. The Bucks point guard had 55...

By Alexa Steele  |  November 16, 2009; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Morning brew  
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Morning brew

Happy Monday, everyone. In The Post, Michael Lee delves into Gilbert Arenas's identity crisis with respect to the offense. We're all aware Agent Zero is back, for now. That much we've figured out. Mike Jones of the Washington Times also covers the latest Gilbert persona change. His colleague, Tom Knott,...

By Ed Guzman  |  November 16, 2009; 8:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Morning brew  
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Morning brew, Sunday edition

Was it really only two weeks ago that the Wizards were 2-1? Yes, yes it was. The losing streak reached six Saturday night as the Wizards were unable to hold off the Pistons down the stretch, falling 106-103 at Verizon Center. The Wizards are now 2-7 with no letup anytime...

By Ed Guzman  |  November 15, 2009; 7:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
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Pistons 106, Wizards 103

When is this slide going to end? That's the first question I have to ask after this loss to the Detroit Pistons. It was a game that the Wizards had no business losing at home. It was a game they were supposed to win, coming off three days of...

By Michael Lee  |  November 15, 2009; 12:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
 
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