Pistons lose third straight, fall to Wizards by 21
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kyle Kuzma scored 25 points, and the Washington Wizards overcame Bradley Beal’s back issues to beat the Detroit Pistons 120-99 on Tuesday night. Kristaps Porzingis scored 20 points, Will Barton contributed 16 and Beal was able to finish with 13. The Wizards won 10 of their first 13 games last season and have won three of their first four in 2022-23. ... Isaiah Stewart scored 13 points and Jaden Ivey had 11. ... Beal finished with six assists, extending his career-best streak of games with at least five to 21 games.mlive.com
Washington Wizards vs. Detroit Pistons – NBA (12/8/21) | How to Watch, Start Time
After another debilitating loss on Monday, the Detroit Pistons’ losing streak continues in this quick homestand. Now they are going to try and end this skid when they welcome a vastly-improved Washington Wizards squad on Wednesday night. Now, Detroit gets to take on the Washington Wizards, who have been one of the surprising teams at the start of this season. Check out more stories about the Detroit Pistons here on MLiveWhat: NBA BasketballWho: Washington Wizards (14-11) vs. Detroit Pistons (4-19)When: Wednesday, December 8Time: 7:00 p.m. ETWhere: Little Caesars Arena (Detroit, Mich.)Channel: Bally Sports DetroitStream: DirecTV StreamCheck out the NBA standings and results on NBA.commlive.com
Pistons Jerami Grant back to work after following precautionary isolation
Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic has become a part of the new normal and Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant had a recent reminder. Team USA arrived in Japan on Monday without LaVine, but he was cleared to travel on Thursday. Grant did not let the unpredictability of the NBA season get to him. You just kind of roll with the punches,” Team USA assistant coach Steve Kerr said. The rising number of cases has forced a Tokyo Olympics organizing committee chief to keep a last-minute cancellation in mind.mlive.com
Pistons Jerami Grant joins Bradley Beal in USA Basketball health and safety protocol
Team USA and Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant has entered health and safety protocol at the team’s training camp, according to Shams Charania and Joe Vardon of The Athletic. On Thursday afternoon, Team USA Basketball released a statement confirming Wojnarowski’s report regarding Beal’s status ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. “Beal was named to the U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team on June 28 and participated in the USA Basketball National Team’s training camp and exhibition games in Las Vegas. Starting in the USA’s first three USA exhibition games, Beal averaged 10.3 points and 4.3 rebounds while playing 29.0 minutes a game. “Out of an abundance of caution, USA Basketball Men’s National Team member Jerami Grant has been placed under USA Basketball’s health and safety protocols, USA Basketball announced Thursday afternoon.”mlive.com
Beal, Westbrook lead Wiz past Pacers 142-115 for East 8 seed
Russell Westbrook nearly had a triple-double and Bradley Beal scored 25 points in just 29 minutes to help the Washington Wizards reach the NBA playoffs as the Eastern Conference’s No. 8 seed by overwhelming the Indiana Pacers 142-115 in the play-in round.
Westbrook ties Robertson's record, Wizards beat Pacers
Russell Westbrook tied Oscar Robertson’s NBA record for triple-doubles with 181, finishing with 33 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists, and made two free throws with a second left to give Washington a 133-132 overtime victory over Indiana on Saturday night.
Takeaways from Detroit’s loss in Washington
The Detroit Pistons fell to the Washington Wizards on Saturday night. Detroit allowed Washington to score 18 points off of 18 turnovers while being limited to 44 percent shooting from the field and 33 percent shooting from three. Washington shot 53.2 percent (50-94) from the field and made nine of their 16 shot attempts (.562) from three. He followed up his 21-rebound night against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday with 12 rebounds in Washington. Unfortunately, with Detroit’s starters combining for 45 points, it was not enough to lift the team to a win.mlive.com
Bradley Beal, Russell Westbrook propel Wizards past Pistons
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook had his 25th triple-double of the season, Bradley Beal scored 37 points and the Washington Wizards beat the Detroit Pistons 121-100 on Saturday night. Westbrook finished with 15 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in the fourth straight win for Washington (23-33), which continues its late-season push. Josh Jackson scored 17 as the Pistons failed in their attempt to win consecutive games for only the third time this season. TIP-INSPistons: G Rodney McGruder (sprained right elbow), G Dennis Smith (sore left knee) and F Sekou Doumbouya (neck soreness) were out. Wizards: F Davis Bertans missed his second straight game because his wife gave birth to a baby boy.mlive.com
Pistons rally in the third quarter, Russell Westbrook, Wizards shut down comeback
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 19 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Washington Wizards completed a 106-92 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night after All-Star guard Bradley Beal’s injury-shortened outing. Beal had 17 points in 21 minutes before the NBA’s leading scorer departed early in the third quarter, having started the game with a sore right foot. After nearly giving back a 30-point lead, Westbrook’s NBA-best 15th triple-double helped the Wizards secure just their second win in 10 games since the All-Star break. Wayne Ellington scored 15 points for the last-place Pistons, who have lost four in a row and 14 of their last 18. Beal appeared to pick up or aggravate an injury late in the second quarter on an awkward fall after driving and charging into Detroit’s Saddiq Bey.mlive.com
Embiid exits with apparent leg injury, 76ers beat Wizards
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) dunks past Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook, bottom, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 12, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON – On pace for their best season and first conference championship in two decades, the Philadelphia 76ers are suddenly “praying” for the health of their best player. Joel Embiid scored 23 points but departed midway through the third quarter following an apparent leg injury in the 76ers' 127-101 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night. “We're just praying that he'll be OK and be healthy tomorrow.”Following a dunk for his last points, Embiid landed awkwardly on his left leg, his knee joint appearing to bend slightly forward. Furkan Korkmaz added 12 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter as the Sixers completed a three-game season sweep of the Wizards.
Embiid, Simmons miss All-Star Game; Zion starts instead
Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid dunk s the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in Philadelphia. The NBA was providing private flights for all players to and from the All-Star Game. A number of players — All-Star captain LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers among them — openly wondered in recent weeks why the game was being played. Ad“I don't want to say we didn't have a choice, but it's in our CBA and our CBA says there has to be an All-Star Game every year," Beal said. “There's a lot of language in there that can kind of get ugly if we didn't necessarily come down and go through with the All-Star Game.
Lillard's late 3 gives Blazers 108-106 win over Warriors
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard shoots a 3-point basket over Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, March 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)PORTLAND, Ore. – Played tough by the Warriors all game, Damian Lillard needed to make something happen. Lillard hit a deep 3-pointer with 13.7 seconds left to give the Portland Trail Blazers a hard-fought 108-106 victory over Golden State on Wednesday night. His 3-pointer gave Golden State a 101-96 lead with 3:57 remaining. He took a charge from Green, which prompted an unsuccessful challenge by Golden State, and Portland won its second straight after a four-game losing streak.
NBA star Bradley Beal, who just signed $72 million contract extension, says 'all the jewelry, all the cars' get old
PHILADELPHIA NBA shooting guard Bradley Beal, who just signed a $72 million, two-year contract extension with the Washington Wizards, says he's frugal. That doesn't include his recent contract extension or revenue from his endorsement deal with Nike, the terms of which weren't disclosed. Beal's $72 million extension with the Wizards adds two years to his five-year, $127 million contract he signed in 2016. In the first year of the extension, Beal is set to earn about $34 million. Beal and his partner Kamiah Adams announced the birth of their second son, Braylon Elias Beal, on Aug. 30.cnbc.com