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5 must-see moments from Wizards' win over Pelicans

5 must-see moments from Wizards' win over Pelicans

Here are five plays or moments from the Washington Wizards' 107-94 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday night that are worth revisiting...

1. Bradley Beal had another huge night with 27 points (11-of-16 FG) and a season-high six rebounds. Two of those points came early in the first quarter on a dunk where the Pelicans just completely lost sight of him. Beal had a clear lane to the rim and slammed it home:

2. It wasn't long after that when Beal had another dunk. This one was with two-hands and with a bit more emphasis:

3. Those were nice, but this was the dunk of the night. John Wall drove the lane and threw it down over and around Anthony Davis, who is one of the NBA's best shot blockers:

Let's take another look at that. Notice Wall told the crowd in New Orleans to quiet down after slamming it home:

4. Okay, one more dunk. This one was by Jason Smith and it had play-by-play man Steve Buckhantz quite excited:

5. This last highlight is Wall once again beating a buzzer and making it look easy along the way. He dropped in a nice midrange jumper from the top of the key in the closing moments of the first half:

Okay, now for some internet courtesty of our @CSNWizards Twitter account. 

Beal hit a big fourth quarter shot and on his way back on defense gave a shrug, perhaps to the Wizards' bench. Whomever it was to, it was funny:

We also had some fun with Wall's poster dunk. CSN's graphics guru Mike Farrell came up with this one, putting Wall and Davis on an actual poster:

We're done with the memes. But there were two moments in our pre- and postgame shows worth sharing. First, here is Wizards Insider J. Michael getting in a pretty good shot at Wizards reporter Chris Miller, who loves DeMarcus Cousins:

And here is Miller getting J. back with a bit about his bright red shirt:

Another fun night in the world of the Wizards.

[RELATED: Takeaways from Wizards' road win over Pelicans]

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Bradley Beal eliminated in first round of three-point contest, Donovan Mitchell wins dunk contest

Bradley Beal eliminated in first round of three-point contest, Donovan Mitchell wins dunk contest

It was a short night for Wizards guard Bradley Beal in the 2018 All-Star three-point contest on Saturday, as he was eliminated in the first round.

Wearing the Wizards' new 'The District' white alternate jersey, Beal shot a 15 and fell short of the top three spots to qualify for the second round. Suns guard Devin Booker won the contest with a 28 score in the final, beating out Klay Thompson of the Warriors and Tobias Harris of the Clippers.


Beal's was undone by a slow start. He missed all five shots on the first rack and made just one on the second. He began to heat up at the third rack, but by then couldn't recover.

Here is Beal's full round:

This was Beal's second showing in the three-point contest. He finished second back in 2014 and this year said he was motivated to avenge that loss. He should have plenty more opportunities to participate in the future if he chooses.

The NBA's All-Star Saturday night began with Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie winning the skills competition. He beat Bulls big man Lauri Markkanen in the final round.

Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell won the dunk contest. He edged Larry Nance, Jr. of the Cavaliers in the finals.


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2018 NBA All-Star Saturday night: TV and live stream info, things to watch for dunk contest, three-point contest

2018 NBA All-Star Saturday night: TV and live stream info, things to watch for dunk contest, three-point contest

The 2018 NBA All-Star Saturday Night is here with the three-point contest, dunk contest and skills competition set for Los Angeles.

Here is all you need to know: TV and live stream info, tip-off time, plus three things to watch:


Where: Staples Center
Tip-off: 8 p.m.
Online with no cable TV: fuboTV (try for free)


Skills competition

Participants: Lou Williams, Clippers; Jamal Murray, Nuggets; Al Horford, Celtics; Spencer Dinwiddie, Nets; Joel Embiid, Sixers; Buddy Hield, Kings; Lauri Markkanen, Bulls; Andre Drummond, Pistons

What to know: This year's crop has a fascinating mix of guards and big men and don't sleep on the seven-footers. Embiid in particular has a unique skillset for his size. Still, it's tough to beat the guards. Watch out for Dinwiddie, who is the best passer of the bunch.


Three-point contest

Participants: Klay Thompson, Warriors; Eric Gordon, Rockets; Devin Booker, Suns; Paul George, Thunder; Wayne Ellington, Heat; Bradley Beal, Wizards; Kyle Lowry, Raptors; Tobias Harris, Clippers

What to know: Thompson and Gordon enter the contest as past champions, as Thompson won it in 2016 and Gordon took it home last year. Thompson has the best three-point percentage among the group and is the favorite, but watch out for Beal, a past runner-up, and George who has the second best percentage. Also, Booker is one of the game's best young players and has a very smooth stroke from three.


Dunk contest

Participants: Dennis Smith Jr.; Mavericks; Donovan Mitchell, Jazz; Larry Nance Jr., Cavaliers; Victor Oladipo, Pacers

What to know: This is all about the rookies, Smith and Mitchell, who most are predicting to win. Oladipo has been in the contest before, but didn't win. He's also the only All-Star of the bunch. Nance is the only guy who isn't a guard and his father won it back in 1984. It will be interesting to see if he does some sort of nod to his old man, now 34 years later.