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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 (and memes) from the Washington Wizards' 105-91 win over the New Orleans Pelicans at the Verizon Center on Saturday night that are worth revisiting...

1. John Wall is having the best season of his career and it continued on Saturday night with 24 points, 13 assists and five steals to lead the Wizards to their 17th straight home victory. Wall was an absolute monster with 11 points in the third quarter alone and some huge shots down the stretch of the fourth to close it out.

Saturday night was all about Wall, so he is featured heavily in this post. Here is his first assist of the game, a no-look toss to Marcin Gortat (12 points, 17 rebounds), who did the rest on Polish Heritage Night:

2. In the last meeting between these teams, Wall put Pelicans superstar and fellow Kentucky alum Anthony Davis on a poster with a vicious dunk. On this play Davis wasn't fast enough to give him the chance to do it again:

3. Here's another Wall assist, this one to Markieff Morris for an alley-oop:

4. Now for those aforementioned big fourth quarter shots. Here is Wall sinking a layup, then beating his chest to a rocking D.C. crowd:

5. Here's another layup by Wall. This time he ran back on defense, got a loose ball and called a timeout. Then, he went back over to the crowd and amped them up even more:

It was a tough night for the Pelicans, who scored just eight points in the fourth quarter. So, as we are apt to do at @CSNWizards, we had some fun at their expense:

That was it for ones directed at the Pelicans. The rest here are moments from the game that were just plain fun. Here is a great sign made by a Wizards fan:

Here's another meme, this one referencing Paul Pierce's comments on Saturday that Isaiah Thomas is "easily the best point guard in the Eastern Conference:"

And. lastly, here is Wall looking towards Monday's game against the top-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers with a simple "it's on" proclamation:

The Wizards have won seven straight, which is their longest winning streak in 12 years. So yes, it is most definitely on.

[RELATED: Wall says game vs. CLE biggest regular-season game of career]

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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.