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The Butler Did It

Wizards swingman holds off Cavs with clutch bucket

(Newser) - Caron Butler saved Washington's season. Butler made a layup with 3.9 seconds left and the Wizards held their breath as LeBron James missed a potential series-ending layup at the horn, giving Washington an 88-87 victory Wednesday night and adding at least one more game to this overheated NBA playoff... More »

Wizards Dominate Cavaliers in Game Three

Margin of victory sets records for both teams

(Newser) - DeShawn Stevenson scored 19 points, Caron Butler added 17, and the Washington Wizards took themselves off the ropes by beating Cleveland 108-72, cutting the Cavaliers' lead to 2-1 in the NBA playoffs last night. LeBron James finished with 22 points on 10-for-19 shooting from the field and 2-for-4 from the... More »

All-Stars Rest as Magic Beat Wizards 103-83

Howard plays just 12 minutes but still wins NBA rebounding title

(Newser) - J.J. Redick scored a career-high 18 points and Marcin Gortat had a career-high 12 points and 11 rebounds, leading the Orlando Magic to a 103-83 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night in a meaningless regular-season finale for two playoff-bound teams. Andray Blatche led Washington with 20 points... More »

Haywood's 25 Lead Wizards

With Jamison still out, others pick up slack to beat Bulls

(Newser) - Brendan Haywood scored a career-high 25 points, Caron Butler added 18 and the short-handed Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 99-87 last night. Antawn Jamison missed his second straight game with a sprained right shoulder and Gilbert Arenas rested his surgically repaired left knee for precautionary reasons, but Haywood and... More »

Wizards Top Heat to Clinch Playoff Spot

Four straight postseasons for the first time since mid-80s

(Newser) - Caron Butler scored 29 points and the Washington Wizards beat the Miami Heat 109-95 on Friday night to clinch a playoff spot for the fourth straight season. It's the first time the team has qualified for the playoffs in four consecutive seasons since it made five straight appearances from 1983-88. More »

Wizards Conjure Up 87-86 Victory over Magic

Heat score only 54 in loss to Raptors, Pacers tame Bobcats 102-95

(Newser) - Hedo Turkoglu scored a career-high 39 points but it wasn’t enough as the Orlando Magic fell to the Washington Wizards 87-86. Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy was not pleased with his team’s play. “Other than [Turkoglu] and [Keith Bogans], it was a miserable, miserable miserable offensive night,... More »

Suns Shake Off Foul Trouble, Warriors 123-115

Butler returns to deny King James; Artest shines against Blazers

(Newser) - After Shaquille O'Neal fouled out of the game midway through the third—with the fourth technical foul called on Phoenix—the Suns regrouped before a furious home crowd to top the Warriors 123-115, reports the Arizona Republic. Golden State's league-leading offense outshot Phoenix 105-82 due to turnovers and offensive boards,... More »

Spurs Power Past Slumping Wizards 85-77

Johnson, Hawks capitalize on Kobe's blunder, Magic cut down Nets

(Newser) - A rejuvenated Robert Horry led San Antonio on a 17-4 third quarter run that gave the Spurs the lead and carried them to an 85-77 win over Washington. The Wizards have now lost five straight, reports the Associated Press. The skid has coincided with All-Star Caron Butler’s hip injury... More »

Kobe, Lakers Soar Past Washington

Hot shooting leads LA past an uninspired Washington squad

(Newser) - Technically, the Lakers were playing a road game at Washington, but it was hard to tell at times, as Kobe Bryant heard lots cheers while pouring in 19 points during the first quarter of his team's 103-91 victory. In all, the superstar finished with 30 while Lamar Odom and Vladimir... More »

Jazz Surge Past Ailing Wizards

Loss of Butler continues to take a toll on Washington

(Newser) - Despite the absence of leading scorer Caron Butler for a third game, Washington fought hard to keep last night's contest against the surging Jazz respectable. But the Wizards' 96-87 loss was a plodding affair of 28 turnovers, the Washington Times reports, more than half of which belonged to Utah. The... More »

Wiz Top Raps in OT 108-104

Jamison, Blatche lead Butler-less Washington to quality win

(Newser) - When Gilbert Arenas went down early in the season Washington rallied around Caron Butler; now with Butler out with a strained hip flexor the Wizards got a lift from a relative unknown, Andray Blatche. The 21-year-old Blatche scored 19 points in Washington’s 108-104 overtime victory over the Toronto Raptors.... More »

Wiz Conjure Rare Season Sweep of Mavs

Jazz gang up on Clippers, Rockets edge SuperSonics

(Newser) - For the first time in eleven years, Washington swept their series with Dallas with a 102-84 win—the Mavericks' worst loss of the season. It was just one more in a litany of impressive wins for the Gilbert Arenas-free Wizards, who have also beaten the NBA-leading Celtics twice in their... More »

Butler, Wizards Beat Celts Again

Boston falls to 30-6 with first two-game losing streak of season

(Newser) - Nobody can call Washington's win over Boston on Saturday a fluke after the Wizards did it again tonight to the Celtics, winning at the Garden, 88-83. Washington closed out the last six-plus minutes of the game on a 25-6 run while overcoming a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit, reports AP. Caron Butler... More »

Wizards Stun Stumbling Celtics

Boston's Big 3 can't produce in 85-78 loss

(Newser) - While most of New England was busy cheering on the still-undefeated Patriots, the other Boston juggernaut faltered for the second time in three games, falling 85-78 to the Washington Wizards. The Celtics don't think they're invincible, but Paul Pierce knows his team "can play better basketball than we did"... More »

Parker, Spurs Beat Up on Struggling Bulls

Wizards rise above Bobcats with Butler's big return

(Newser) - The spurs dominated the Bulls 94-79 last night, AP reports. Tony Parker nailed 28 points, and Michael Finley had 15 for San Antonio. Joe Smith had 19 points and Ben Gordon grabbed 18 for Chicago in their first loss under interim coach Pete Myers, and the fourth in their last... More »

No Agent Zero, No Problem

Butler leads Arenas-less Wizards to hand Mavs first home loss of year, 110-98

(Newser) - The Mavericks had won all six home games of this young season until Caron Butler led a hot Washington team into Dallas. The former UConn standout scored 35 points as the Wizards handed the Mavericks a 110-98 defeat. Dirk Nowitzki did all he could, recording 31 points, eight rebounds and... More »

Injured Arenas Looks Finished for the Season

(Newser) - Gilbert Arenas, the hot-shooting Washington guard sportswriters are now legally required to describe as "quirky," is out for 2 to 3 months with a knee injury.  Unless he recovers and the Wizards reach the NBA Finals minus both him (their leading scorer) and fellow All-Star Caron Butler... More »

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