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  1. Mavs' Carlisle fined $25K for criticizing refsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | KRNV-TV Reno

    Carlisle was fined for comments he made after a 130-128 loss to Houston on Friday night, which put the Mavericks in a 3-0 hole in their first-round playoff series. He complained about a play at the start of the fourth quarter, when he said Rockets center Dwight Howard "threw" Devin Harris out of the way and passed the ball to Trevor Ariza for a 3-pointer, which extended Houston's lead to five.

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  2. Otto Porter is DeMar DeRozan's kryptonite when he's shootingRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Bullets Forever

    Here is an additional nugget of evidence to show you that Otto Porter is DeMar DeRozan's worst nightmare when he is about to shoot the ball. Otto Porter has truly begun to show the Wizards that he -- not Kevin Durant -- is the Wizards' small forward for the long term future.

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  3. Otto Porter Jr. making his impact felt on defense for WizardsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Drew Gooden III presented a radical theory for Otto Porter Jr.'s unanticipated playoff rise Saturday afternoon. Over the final couple weeks of the regular season, Gooden explained, Paul Pierce, the Wizards' starting small forward, sat out nearly every practice for maintenance on his 37-year-old legs.

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  4. Raptors simply not built to win in playoffsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The London Free Press

    Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan shoots the ball as Wizards forward Drew Gooden and centre Marcin Gortat try to make the block during fourth-quarter action in Game 3. It may end by as early as Sunday evening or the inevitable gets delayed a few days, but one of these days the Raptors will do the unavoidable soul-searching and try to address many of the team's deficiencies. Finally and hopefully, fans and those making decisions with the Raptors have seen the light and have realized how this group is not built for the post-season.

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  5. The 1st round of NBA playoffs seems way too easy for LeBronRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | CBS 3 Springfield

    James had 31 points as the Cavaliers def... . Washington Wizards guard John Wall celebrates with forward Paul Pierce during the second half of Game 3 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs against the Toronto Raptors, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Washingt... .

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  6. Are Dwane Casey's Days in Toronto Numbered?Read the original story

    3 hrs ago | Raptors Rapture

    Feb 28, 2015; New York, NY, USA; Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey coaches against the New York Knicks during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Tomorrow night , the Toronto Raptors will play a must-win game against the Washington Wizards to keep their championship hopes alive.

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  7. #WordEyeHeard: Drake Booed By Washington Wizards FansRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WCKX-FM Columbus

    ... But when a run at an NBA title is on the line, all of that love and admiration goes out the window. The Washington Wizards hosted Drake's Toronto Raptors at home on Friday night (April 24). The rapper, of course, sat court side, but was greeted with ...

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  8. Paul Pierce Is Teaching Invaluable Lessons to Young Wizards StarsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | BleacherReport

    It's easy to see Paul Pierce knock down clutch buckets and think that's the reason he's with the Washington Wizards . And now, 37 years young, he's showcasing those late-game-savior skills on a Wizards team that's still learning the standards of postseason play.

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  9. NBA Playoffs 2015: Washington Wizards Fans, It's Time to Be HappyRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Wiz of Awes

    Apr 24, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce and Wizards guard John Wall celebrate after their game against the Toronto Raptors in game three of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Verizon Center. The Wizards won 106-99, and lead the series 3-0.

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  10. Kris Humphries Apologizes for "Vague" Bruce Jenner Tweet: "I Have and Always Will Support Bruce"Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Hollywood Reporter

    ... woman." "Man, I'm glad I got out when I did. #Gottadoyou," Humphries posted at 10:04 p.m. on Friday. The Washington Wizards NBA player and former spouse of Kim Kardashian took to Twitter on Saturday morning to clarify his tweets and apologize. . Now ...

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  11. Re: Quick React: Raptors 99, Wizards 106Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Raptors Republic

    I love Amir. He's been the heart of the team for so many heartless seasons. Despite his body breaking down at an incredibly worrying rate, I still fear that his time in a Raptors uniform may be coming to a close.

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  12. Raptors not looking at odds ahead of Game 4Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | CottageCountryNow.ca

    ... rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win a best-of-seven series. Toronto will try to change that as it faces the Washington Wizards in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarter-final on Sunday. "We don't care too much about it," Raptors shooting guard DeMar ...

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  13. Wizards poised to deliver knockout punch against RaptorsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | ESPN

    ... 3 rout of the Clippers. WASHINGTON -- Paul Pierce 's mantra since Game 2 is now the battle cry for the Washington Wizards going into Sunday's elimination game. Pierce knows what it's like to have to play a do-or-die game before a fired-up Canadian ...

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  14. Sefko: With Mavs down 0-3, there's something MFFLs need to cherish while they canRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

    A LOOK AT THE CAREER OF DIRK NOWITZKI: Another big European stiff. That's what they said about Nowitzki when the big German was drafted in 1998 and immediately traded by Milwaukee to the Mavericks for Robert "Tractor" Traylor.

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  15. Rockets offense producing at historical levels in first round matchup vs. MavsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Houston Chronicle

    The final two of James Harden's 42 points fell through the hoop in front of the Dallas bench, taunting the Mavericks as his shot danced on the rim before going in. The Rockets had put up 130 points and would in a few moments have a 3-0 playoff series lead from which no team has ever failed to advance.

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  16. Mavericks' Carlisle fined $25,000 for criticizing refs after lossRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | HeraldNet

    Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was fined $25,000 on Saturday for criticizing officials after a loss to Houston that left Dallas trailing 3-0 in a first-round playoff series. Carlisle came close to getting called for a technical foul several times during the Rockets' 130-128 win in Game 3 Friday night.

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  17. Kris Humphries Tweets His Support For Bruce Jenner After, Uh, Puzzling Initial ReactionRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Switched

    Washington Wizards forward Kris Humphries sent out a puzzling tweet early Saturday morning, just hours after ABC aired an interview in which his former parent-in-law, Bruce Jenner, told Diane Sawyer he considered himself a woman . The tweet quickly led to criticism of Humphries online, as people tweeted that his comments were insensitive, intolerant and coming from a place of ignorance.

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  18. Who the Utah Jazz Should Target in the 2015 NBA DraftRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | BleacherReport

    For fans of teams that missed the playoffs, one of the most exciting times of the year is here. The May 20 NBA draft lottery is less than a month away, and the June 26 draft itself is about two months off.

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  19. Wizards vs. Raptors Game 4 preview: Can the Wizards sweep the North?Read the original story

    6 hrs ago | Bullets Forever

    The Washington Wizards are looking to make franchise history on their home floor with a chance to sweep a team for the first time in a seven game series against the Toronto Raptors. Can the Wizards make it happen? When and where: The Wizards are going to go for the sweep in the Verizon Center at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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  20. Wizards have jelled in NBA playoffs to move to verge of sweeping RaptorsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    John Wall was attempting late Friday night to encapsulate how his Washington Wizards have morphed from sputtering through a contentious second half of the regular season to rolling to the verge of a four-game playoff sweep of a Toronto Raptors team that discarded them three times during the regular season. In doing so, the all-star point guard let slip a revelation.

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