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5 must-see moments from Wizards' win over Nuggets

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5 must-see moments from Wizards' win over Nuggets

Here are the best plays or moments from the Washington Wizards' 109-104 victory over the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on Monday night...

1. Tim Frazier hadn't scored a point in his first two games with the Wizards this season, but his first made shot was worth the wait. With the clock ticking down in the first quarter, Frazier pulled up for a three from way, way outside to beat the buzzer:

Frazier had 10 points in 14 minutes and provided a spark off the bench, particularly in the first half.

2. John Wall didn't have his best shooting night (3-for-13), but he still managed 19 points, 12 assists, two steals and a block. This was one of his steals and it led to a rim-rattling dunk on the other end:

3. It was a night of buzzer-beaters for the Wizards. Bradley Beal got in on the fun to end the first half with a super tough layup to beat the clock:

Beal had 20 points and five rebounds on the night.

4. Wall's dunk got all the fanfare, but this play was incredibly impressive, especially when you take a second look in the slow-motion replay. Wall faced three Nuggets defenders and went up-and-under them for two. It was amazing:

5. Now for the play everyone is talking about. With :32 seconds left and the Wizards up by two, Nuggets center Nikola Jokic bumped Wizards coach Scott Brooks on the shoulder. It earned Jokic a technical and led to three quick points for the Wizards, who essentially polished off their win:

Now for some fun stuff from outside the lines. The Redskins, of course, also played on Monday night and lost to the Eagles. Unfortunately, Wizards forward Mike Scott had made a bet with an Eagles fan on the Wizards' staff. As the loser, Scott was forced to wear all Eagles gear on the flight to L.A.:

This was random, but funny. The NBC Sports Washington broadcast came back from commercial as the Pepsi Center was playing Seinfeld music:

Another good night for the Wizards, who are 3-0 and the only undefeated team left in the Eastern Conference.


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5 must-see moments from Wizards' tough loss to Bucks including John Wall's circus shot

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5 must-see moments from Wizards' tough loss to Bucks including John Wall's circus shot

Here are the five best plays or moments from the Wizards' 104-95 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday afternoon...

1. John Wall came out swinging in the first half with 22 points, 16 of them in the first quarter alone. 

This was one of his best plays. Wall split two defenders and then flipped it in off the glass:

Wall finished with 27 points, nine assists, four rebounds, three steals and two blocks. 

2. Kelly Oubre, Jr. led the Wizards' bench with 19 points, five rebounds and a block. He missed on this play, but nearly dunked on Giannis Antetokounmpo. That would have been something:


3. Oubre did get this one to go down. He popped a three at the buzzer to end the third quarter:

4. Wall had some nice passes including this alley-oop lob to Tomas Satoransky. Sato got way up there:

Satoransky also threw down this alley-oop pass earlier thrown by Bradley Beal:

5. This last play was by the Bucks and it was not something you see every day. Antetokounmpo fired an assist through his legs like a longsnapper:

The Wizards lost a close one. Now they head to Charlotte to begin a five-game road trip.


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On MLK Day, John Wall wonders what King would think about race relations under President Trump

On MLK Day, John Wall wonders what King would think about race relations under President Trump

John Wall spoke at length over the summer about race relations in the United States following the violence in Charlottesville in August orchestrated by white supremacists.

Following the Wizards' game against the Bucks on Martin Luther King, Jr. day on Monday, Wall was asked about the subject again.

Wall does not believe improvements have made in the last few months with President Donald Trump in office and he wonders how King would react if he were alive to see the current state of America.

"I think he still wouldn't be satisfied. We're still dealing with it. I think it got better for a little period of time, but with the new president we have I think things are going backwards. We've been dealing with it the last couple of years. There are some things we still need to figure out," Wall said.


The Wizards play on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day every year and Wizards players cherish the tradition. It is not lost on Wall that he plays in Washington, D.C. where King made his famous 'I Have A Dream' speech and led the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963.

“That’s just an honor and a blessing," Wall said.

"We are all still sticking to what he had with this dream, and we are just trying to get everything to be right with it. To be able to play in this city is an honor."


Wall says he tries to embody King's dream in his own life. King helped lead the civil rights movement that paved the way for equal rights and Wall, an African-American, has much to thank for those who fought. Every American does.

Wall says he wants to make King proud.

“I just hope that he appreciates what I’m doing. I’m doing myself very well. I hope he’s thankful for what I’m doing. I’m striving to be a better African-American athlete, and just as a person first of all – I think that’s the most important thing," he said.