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5 (10) must-see moments from Wizards' wild win over Celtics

5 (10) must-see moments from Wizards' wild win over Celtics

We usually give you the five must-see plays or moments from each Wizards game. But here are 10 from the Washington Wizards' 123-108 win over the Boston Celtics at the Verizon Center on Tuesday night that are worth revisiting...

1. With all that led up to this game and all that happened during it, there is absolutely no way Round 3 of Wizards vs. Celtics can be summarized in just five must-see moments. This game had enough action to equal three or four games and, boy, was it fun.

First, we have to revisit the arrival videos of the Wizards showing up in all black. It was Bradley Beal's idea for the team to send a message to the Celtics by all of them wearing black. They followed suit, you could say.

Here are John Wall and Markieff Morris:

And here is the showstopper, Otto Porter, with his shades on. The Wizards locker room went nuts when he turned the corner:

2. Now, for the game itself. The Wizards didn't waste any time at all backing up their all-black stunt. They led the Celtics 33-24 at the end of the first quarter, capped by this Wall buzzer-beater:

3. Wall also beat the clock at the end of the first half with another tough play:

4. The game really heated up in the second half. On this play Wall turned on the jets and finished with a fastbreak dunk:

5. This one had the crowd going crazy. Wall did a spin and then pulled off a difficult layup to beat Jae Crowder:

6. Much was made about the animosity between both teams, especially after the two sides got into a postgame altercation in their last meeting on Jan. 11 in Boston. But the game never really got out of hand. This was the most physical play and it resulted in a technical for Morris:

7. This may have been Wall's best play of the game. He made an and-1, then kissed his bicep when sitting on the ground. His celebration had Twitter going nuts:

8. Beal was like a man possessed down the stretch of the Wizards' win. On this play he threw down one of the more emphatic dunks of his career and the Wizards' bench absolutely loved it:

9. Kelly Oubre, Jr. had a fantastic game on defense, particularly in the fourth quarter when he helped limit Isaiah Thomas to just four points. But he did hit a few big shots, including this three in the fourth assisted by Wall:

10. Now, for the play of the game. Beal met Marcus Smart again at the basket and this time finished with an and-1. After he made it, he had some words for Smart:

Notice how happy Wall is after that play:

What a night at the Verizon Center.

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Wizards host students from Stoneman Douglas High School ahead of 'March For Our Lives'

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Wizards host students from Stoneman Douglas High School ahead of 'March For Our Lives'

With a march on Washington planned for this weekend following the mass shooting in Parkland, FL, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were invited by the Wizards to attend their Friday morning practice at Capital One Arena.

About 20 of the kids showed up to watch the Wizards practice, took pictures with players, got a tour of the facilities and walked away with Wizards hats and gear. It was a small break away from what has been a tumultous time ever since the massacre at their school on Feb. 14.

Wizards majority owner Ted Leonsis was on hand to speak with the students, who are set to lead the 'March For Our Lives' through downtown Washington on Saturday.


Wizards guard Bradley Beal met with the media after taking photos with the students.

"For us to be able to take their mind off of it for just a few minutes is always a great feeling," Beal said. "At the end of the day, we're all human beings regardless of our careers are and what our jobs are. A lot of us have families, kids, brothers and sisters. The last thing that you want to happen is what happened to several of those families. You can never imagine."

Beal went to college in Florida and has participated in his own forms of activism. He has found inspiration in the efforts by Stoneman Douglas students. They have taken what happened to their school as a catalyst for what they hope produces change in the ability to protect similar attacks from happening again.


Beal, 24, finds that admirable.

"It's amazing sometimes to learn from the youth on how to do things," Beal said. "It's a testament to where our world needs to lead to, to where we need to get to and to come together as a society. It starts with us as the younger generation. We've gotta come together with love and do things like this. I think what they're doing is awesome. It's spreading positive vibes and it's true humanitarian work that they're doing."

The Stoneman Douglas students are expected to attend Friday night's Wizards-Nuggets game as well.

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Bradley Beal sees Phil Chenier's jersey retirement as something to strive for

Bradley Beal sees Phil Chenier's jersey retirement as something to strive for

The relationship between Wizards All-Star Bradley Beal and Bullets legend Phil Chenier goes beyond your average friendship between a current and former player, or a current player and team broadcaster.

Beal and Chenier are close to the point Chenier often offers advice as a fellow shooting guard who helped lead the organization to some of their most important accomplishments.

Beal is always open ears when Chenier is talking and took great honor in being the one to tell Chenier personally that his jersey would be retired by the Wizards.

The day has come for Chenier's No. 45 to be raised to the rafters and Beal feels a unique sense of pride in seeing a man he reveres to the highest degree finally have his day in the sun.

"It's unbelievable. It's more than deserving," Beal said. "I was happy to be the one who told him about it. It's a special night for him. He's been a mentor to a lot of us for many years."


Chenier was a three-time All-Star for the Washington Bullets back in the 1970s. Following his playing career, he became a legendary broadcaster calling Bullets and then Wizards games for over 30 years.

Beal is now an NBA All-Star himself, having earned the honor for the first time this season. He is a shooting guard, just like Chenier.

Chenier was the color analyst for Wizards games for the first five years of Beal's career and Beal has always seen Chenier as a model to follow both on and off the court.

"It's always motivation for me to get better and I feel like this is the final touch of it, having your jersey retired by the franchise that you played a part in their success," Beal said.


The honor Chenier is about to receive is another goal to strive for. Beal wants to achieve a lot of what Chenier has accomplished in his life from winning a championship to making All-NBA to now having his jersey hang in the rafters at Capital One Arena.

"It definitely motivates me for that to be a goal of mine. Especially with the fact we both play the same position," Beal said.


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For more on Chenier's jersey retirement, check out our in-depth interview with him on the Wizards Tipoff podcast: