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Wizards Insider: December 13, 2009 - December 19, 2009

Wizards (8-16) at Suns (17-9)

Wizards starters: Gilbert Arenas, DeShawn Stevenson, Caron Butler, Antawn Jamison, Brendan Haywood Suns: Steve Nash, Jason Richardson, Grant Hill, Amaré Stoudemire, Channing Frye Suns by 10.5 The Wizards' 118-109 win against Golden State helped them maintain an NBA record-tie with the 1976-77 Phoenix Suns for the most consecutive losses by...

By Michael Lee  |  December 19, 2009; 8:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
 
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The Other Side: Phoenix Suns

Kaboom! (Photo by Sam Forencich /NBAE via Getty Images) The Phoenix Suns defeated the Wizards, 102-90, at Verizon Center on Nov. 8 and welcome them to the US Airways Center, where they have won nine in a row and 18 straight dating back to last season. In the last meeting,...

By Michael Lee  |  December 19, 2009; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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Wizards 118, Warriors 109

While many saw a deflated, broken man when Sacramento rookie Tyreke Evans stripped Gilbert Arenas of the ball in the closing seconds on Wednesday, Arenas saw someone who was close to a breakthrough. While many wondered if Caron Butler could ever find a comfort zone in Flip Saunders's offense,...

By Michael Lee  |  December 19, 2009; 4:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (87)
 
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Wizards (7-16) at Warriors (7-18)

Wizards starters: Gilbert Arenas, DeShawn Stevenson, Caron Butler, Antawn Jamison, Brendan Haywood Warriors: Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis, Chris Hunter, Corey Maggette, C.J. Watson Line: Warriors by 3 Coach Flip Saunders is still a believer that the Washington Wizards are close to making a turnaround despite their current struggles -- and...

By Michael Lee  |  December 18, 2009; 10:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
 
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Saunders flustered by Wizards' poor shot selection

There is a moment in just about every game when Wizards Coach Flip Saunders watches one of his players take a contested jumper or a long jumper early in the shot clock and he either slaps the scorers table, claps his hands angrily, or turns to the sideline with a...

By Michael Lee  |  December 18, 2009; 7:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
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The Other Side: Golden State Warriors

This is a game that some team is going to have to win. The Wizards have lost six in a row, and the Golden State Warriors have lost four in a row and eight of nine overall. The Warriors are also limited at depth with just nine healthy players. They...

By Michael Lee  |  December 18, 2009; 5:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Morning brew

As we get mentally prepared for tonight's gamea against the Golden State Warriors ... read Michael Lee's article about Gilbert Arenas's return to form being incomplete in today's newspaper and how the team's slow start could mean changes are coming. He also expanded upon the expectations that come with Arenas's...

By Alexa Steele  |  December 18, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (73)
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Arenas overshadowed by $111 million deal?

My contract does not define me. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images) Gilbert Arenas wants to be viewed as a basketball player, not someone who makes a lot of money playing basketball. But he feels that one has overshadowed the other ever since he signed a six-year, $111-million contract...

By Michael Lee  |  December 17, 2009; 6:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (102)
 
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Morning brew

Last night the Wizards suffered yet another crushing loss, this time to the Sacramento Kings. Michael Lee describes the team's sixth straight loss and offers some analysis. Mike Jones of the Washington Times weighs in with his game story and postgame wrap-up. Truth About It sums up the loss in...

By Alexa Steele  |  December 17, 2009; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
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Kings 112, Wizards 109

Borrowing a line of thinking that Flip Saunders likes to use after difficult losses, it would be easy to look at the Wizards' sixth consecutive close loss and focus on how they came up short in the end. But in reality, Gilbert Arenas may not have had to worry...

By Michael Lee  |  December 17, 2009; 3:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (90)
 
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Wizards (7-15) at Kings (10-13)

Wizards starters: Gilbert Arenas, DeShawn Stevenson, Caron Butler, Antawn Jamison, Brendan Haywood Kings: Tyreke Evans, Donte Greene, Jason Thompson, Andres Nocioni, Omri Casspi Line: Kings by 3 Sure, the Wizards have had some trouble closing out games, but Coach Flip Saunders isn't getting so desperate that he needs help calling...

By Michael Lee  |  December 16, 2009; 10:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (70)
 
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The Other Side: Sacramento Kings

Don't be upset that you didn't draft me. I wasn't around at No. 5 anyway. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images) The Sacramento Kings finished with the worst record in the NBA last season but failed to snag the No. 1 pick. It didn't turn out too badly for...

By Michael Lee  |  December 16, 2009; 8:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Morning brew

Another day, another chance for the Wizards to end their losing streak. Sacramento's Arco Arena will be the site of Wednesday's late-night doings. The Kings, much like the Clippers were on Monday, will be playing the second of a back-to-back. Sacramento is coming off a 95-88 loss to the Blazers...

By Ed Guzman  |  December 16, 2009; 9:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (157)
Categories:  Morning brew  | Tags: Washington Wizards; NBA; Gilbert Arenas; Caron Butler; Ron Artest;  
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The Wizards' costly errors

The Wizards have lost five games in a row, with four of them coming down to the final possession. The combined point total in the past five losses is just 11 points, which means that the Wizards aren't getting anything to go their way in the closing seconds. The Wizards...

By Michael Lee  |  December 15, 2009; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (139)
 
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Morning brew

Michael Lee describes another deflating loss for the Wizards, in the newspaper and on the blog, this time to the Clippers, 97-95, in a late game in Los Angeles. Mike Jones of the Washington Times offers his views on the debacle in his game story and his post-game wrap-up. In...

By Alexa Steele  |  December 15, 2009; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Clippers 97, Wizards 95

After that one, all that I can say is that the Wizards are some creative guys. They really know how to script the most excruciating losses imaginable. The Wizards already delivered the Gilbert Arenas missed layup against Toronto and Arenas's missed free throws against Boston and Indiana (not to...

By Michael Lee  |  December 15, 2009; 3:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
 
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Wizards (7-14) at Clippers (9-13)

Wizards starters: Gilbert Arenas, DeShawn Stevenson, Caron Butler, Antawn Jamison, Brendan Haywood Clippers: Baron Davis, Eric Gordon, Al Thornton, Marcus Camby, Chris Kaman Line: Clippers by 1.5 First off, Flip Saunders is adamant that there is no way that there was enough time for Indiana Pacers forward Mike Dunleavy to...

By Michael Lee  |  December 14, 2009; 9:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (112)
 
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Morning brew

Happy Monday, everyone. The Wizards start a four-game Western Conference Monday night at Staples Center with a game against the Clippers, who lost to the Spurs Sunday. Michael Lee will be on hand for the late-night (for us) action all this week as the Wizards make their way through Sacramento...

By Ed Guzman  |  December 14, 2009; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (117)
Categories:  Morning brew  | Tags: Washington Wizards; NBA; Gilbert Arenas; Antawn Jamison; Flip Saunders  
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