By Jun Medina
Filipino American point guard Jordan Clarkson is playing well in the ongoing NBA summer league, displaying hoop skills, agility and determination that may earn the 22-year-old rookie a place in the rebuilding Los Angeles’ Lakers rotation.
Paul Pierce, a 10-time NBA All-Star forward, announced Sunday that he will join the Washington Wizards for next season, a move that appeared to confirm another free agent deal.
Marcin Gortat scored 31 points and had 16 rebounds, and John Wall added 27 points as the Washington Wizards carried a 39-rebound advantage to a 102-79 rout of Indiana on Wednesday (Manila time), cutting the Pacers’ lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals to 3-2.
Paul George and Roy Hibbert combined for 43 second half points as the Indiana Pacers put the Washington Wizards on the brink of elimination with a 95-92 win Sunday.
Paul George had his best game of the series with 23 points and eight rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers held the Washington Wizards to a franchise-low playoff total Friday night in an 85-63 victory for a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Bradley Beal scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and Trevor Ariza added 22 to lead Washington past top-seeded Indiana 102-96 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Monday.
Paul George scored 30 points and the top-seeded Indiana Pacers, pushed to the brink of elimination, beat Atlanta 92-80 Saturday to reach the second round of the NBA playoffs.
The National Basketball Association slapped Washington Wizards forward Nene with a one-game ban Saturday after he head-butted a Chicago Bulls player in game three of their first round playoff series.
The forgotten man in Games 1 and 2, Mike Dunleavy nearly had the best scoring game of his career.
The Washington Wizards downed an undermanned Miami Heat 114-93 on Monday to hand the Indiana Pacers the top seed in the Eastern Conference.
D.J. Augustin scored 25 points Saturday night, Joakim Noah had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls turned a possible first-round playoff preview into a rout, never trailing in a 96-78 win over the Washington Wizards.
The Washington Wizards are headed to the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2008, punching their post-season ticket on Wednesday with a 118-92 win over Boston.
The Miami Heat clinched a playoff spot and snapped a three-game losing skid by beating the Washington Wizards 99-90 behind a 23-point performance from LeBron James on Monday night.