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5 must-see moments from Wizards' win over Golden State Warriors

5 must-see moments from Wizards' win over Golden State Warriors

Here are five plays or moments from the Washington Wizards' 112-108 win over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night at the Verizon Center that are worth revisiting...

1. The Wizards bounced back with a huge victory against the Warriors after losing two straight games coming out of the All-Star break. They only won by four, but that was after a fantastic start that saw them lead by 12 at halftime.

There were many highlights on both ends of the court in this one, but let's start with a sequence with the Wizards on defense. In one play the Wizards had three blocks, one by Ian Mahinmi and two by Markieff Morris. Morris finished with four blocks in the game.

2. This was probably the best play of the night. John Wall broke down the Warriors defense and finished with a thunderous slam using his left hand. The soldout crowd went crazy:

Wall finished with a modest 12 points, but tied a career-high with 19 assists. 

3. This dunk wasn't quite as strong as Wall's, but it was nice. First, Kelly Oubre, Jr. got the steal. Then, seconds later he threw it down after some nice passing by Wall and Bradley Beal on the fastbreak:

4. Speaking of Wall's 19 assists, this was one of his most impressive. He found Marcin Gortat for an alley-oop that caught the Warriors by surprise:

Here's an honorable mention. After a foul called on the Warriors, Wall and Golden State head coach Steve Kerr exchanged some words:

5. Let's go back to Morris one more time. He hit a huge three-pointer in the fourth quarter as the Wizards closed out their win. He had 11 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter:

The Wizards brought some fun back to the Verizon Center after their two straight losses. Check out this fan celebrating as the Wizards were looking good in the final minute:

And with the Wizards back in the win column, our @CSNWizards account had to have some fun with the Warriors.

As Otto Porter put it well after the game about the Wizards, "we're back."

[RELATED: Durant declared out of Wizards game, set for MRI]

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Wizards set to have Tim Frazier back against Cavs after nasal fracture surgery

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Wizards set to have Tim Frazier back against Cavs after nasal fracture surgery

The All-Star break came at a good time for Wizards point guard Tim Frazier, who missed their last game before the week off due to nasal fracture surgery.

Frazier was back at the Wizards' practice on Tuesday night at Capital One Arena and expects to play on Thursday when the team returns to action on the road at the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"I feel good. I feel like I can go out there and help them compete," he said.


Frazier, 27, had surgery to repair his broken nose on Feb. 11 after he was knocked out of the previous night's game between the Wizards and Bulls. Frazier collided face-first with the knee of Bobby Portis and was immediately ushered to the locker room with blood streaming from his nose.

Following the procedure, Frazier had to battle through pain and breathing issues. He feels much better now and had no complications after participating in a full practice.

The challenge now is adjusting to a fitted mask he will have to wear to return to the court. Frazier has never had to wear a mask before in his basketball career.

"[Sweat] was one of the issues today, trying to keep it dry when I'm sweating underneath," he said.

"He looked good," head coach Scott Brooks said. "I thought he would be a little uncomfortable with it, but he seemed fine."


Frazier has been given advice from the Wizards' training staff, as well as teammate Bradley Beal who has had to wear a mask twice before in his career.

"Brad said that after a while you get used to it. Nobody wants to wear it for the rest of their careers besides Rip Hamilton," Frazier said.

Getting Frazier back is significant for the Wizards, who are already down a point guard with John Wall rehabbing from left knee surgery. Without Frazier against the Knicks on Wednesday, the Wizards had to use Beal and Otto Porter to bring the ball up at times. Now, with Tomas Satoransky and Frazier, they have a starting point guard and a backup who is used to playing the position.

They could have three point guards, as the Wizards continue to weigh their options in free agency. They have to add a player within the next two days to meet the league's minimum roster requirement. Most of the free agents they have evaluated have been point guards as they aim to compensate for Wall's absence, which could last well into the month of March.


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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Wizards have big questions to answer coming out of All-Star break

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Wizards have big questions to answer coming out of All-Star break

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman, Chase Hughes and Chris Miller look ahead to the biggest questions the Wizards need to answer after the All-Star break. They also explain why Bradley Beal proved a lot in his first All-Star Game appearance.

They also unveiled a new segment involving guessing Wizards players based on their social media captions.

You can listen to the episode right here:

You can download the podcast on Apple Podcasts right here and on Google Play. If you like the show please tell your friends!