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Washington Wizards’ Offensive Power Pales to Boston Celtics’ King In The Fourth

Most times when Washington Wizards star John Wall scores 40 points, 3 rebounds, 13 assists, 3 steals, and 3 blocks, fans do not feel disappointed. Wall got his 40 points while shooting 50 percent from the floor, yet the Wizards still feel short to...

Game 2: IT is the Beating Heart of the Celtics

BOSTON—On a night which featured massive momentum shifts, scrappy defense, hard fouls, and 40 points and 13 assists from John Wall…the emotionally and physically drained Isaiah Thomas stole the show in Boston once again. Isaiah, the beating heart of the Celtics, put on similar performances...

Washington Wizards Are A Game Down and Maybe A Man Down

In the first match up of the second round of the NBA Playoffs the Washington Wizards were defeated by the Boston Celtics 111-123. The Wizards were lead by Bradley Beal with 27 points, 1 rebound, 4 assist, 1 steal, and 1 block. The Wizards...

Celtics take Bulls in 6

CHICAGO—The Celtics arrived Friday night at the United Center ready to push past the Bulls and capture the first Playoff series win for Isaiah Thomas and Brad Stevens. Boston rolled over a Chicago team who seemed lackadaisical and their regular season form of dysfunction. Boston...

Making the Eight: a PopGates’ Roundtable Discussion

Writers from PopGates look back at the first round of the NBA Playoffs, and answer questions about each series: Washington – Atlanta: Dwight Howard, big turd or biggest turd? Austin Murphy: I don’t need to be asked twice to voice my opinion that Dwigt Howard is the softest...

No Time To Review Atlanta, The Washington Wizards Next Test In Boston

In a pivotal Game 6 the Washington Wizards showed up against the Atlanta Hawks and claimed the series. Washington won the game 115-99 in Atlanta. It was a great win for the Wizards with John Wall putting up 42 points, 1 rebound, 8 assists,...

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