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Wizards Today 1-26

January 26, 2017
Today’s Storyline: The Wizards are practicing today at Verizon Center in preparation for tomorrow night’s matchup with the Hawks in Atlanta. The season series is tied at 1-1 with both teams winning on their home floors.


Quick Hits


• Washington is 8-2 in its last 10 games, tied for the best record with the Warriors, Spurs, Clippers and 76ers

• Washington is 21-7 when shooting better than .450 from the field and 14-5 when holding opponents under a .450 clip

• Washington is 6-5 in games decided by three points or less, the most wins in the Eastern Conference in such games


• Kelly Oubre Jr. has scored 10+ points in four straight and in five of the last six games (12 times total this season)

• Jason Smith is shooting .527 from the field (39-74 FG) in January, averaging 7.2 points and 3.5 rebounds off the bench




C heck out today’s news below.

Must Read/See/Watch Material:

Monumental Network:  90's #WizThrowback Alumni Interview - 1/24/17 /  90's #WizThrowback Alumni Honored - 1/24/17


Wizards Blog:  Morris's January jump fueling Wizards' surge 


CSN Mid-Atlantic:  Did John Wall, Bradley Beal do enough to get selected to All-Star Game? /  How Wizards diffused Celtics sparkplug Isaiah Thomas /  With his NBA window closing, Wizards' Gortat is improving with age /  Markieff Morris raises level to meet Scott Brooks' demands /  Embiid, Porzingis headline NBA rising stars roster; Oubre left off /  Stephen A. Smith has some nonsense reason to claim Wizards-Celtics isn't a rivalry /  Celtics player punches hole in the Verizon Center wall after loss to Wizards /  Beal came up with Wizards' 'all-black' idea, and delivered /  Buckhantz says John Wall is east's best guard right now /  Ranking the Top 5 NBA backcourts 


Washington Post:  Did a Celtics player get mad enough at the Wizards to punch a wall? /  The Washington Wizards have turned their season around. Here’s how. /  Wizards pick a perfect moment to make their move in the East /  Who deserves a shot at the NBA All-Star Game? 


Washington Times:  Recent run for Wizards changes tone, yet leaves them with same questions /  Marcus Smart gets angry at assistant coaches following Wizards’ funeral 


Bullets Forever:  Kelly Oubre misses cut for 2017 Rising Stars Challenge 


CBS DC:  The Junks Have Bullets Fever, and the Only Prescription is More Wins 


Sports Illustrated:  NBA Midseason Grades: Eastern Conference 


PressBox DC:  Wizards Showing Chemistry Of A Contender 


Hoops Habit:  It’s Time To Take The Washington Wizards Seriously


Wiz of Awes:  Wizards’ Kelly Oubre Could Develop Into Core Piece, Just Like Otto Porter 


The Ringer:  Five Takeaways From a Bloodless Celtics-Wizards Bout 


Hoop:  Hero Ballers: John Wall & Bradley Beal


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