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5 must-see moments from Wizards' win over Denver Nuggets

5 must-see moments from Wizards' win over Denver Nuggets

Here are five plays or moments from the Washington Wizards' 123-113 win over the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday night that are worth revisiting...

1. John Wall had another brilliant game for the Wizards, this time with 30 points on 12-of-19 shooting and 10 assists in 35 minutes.

One of his best highlights came on this sequence where he blew past the Nuggets' defense to finish with a tough and-1 in traffic:

2. Bojan Bogdanovic came out hot with eight points in his first six minutes, including two on this play where he stole the ball then took it all the way for a layup. The fake he did before laying it in was impressive:

3. Here's another steal and dunk. This was from Otto Porter, who finished with 22 poitns on 10-of-15 shooting:

4. Back to Wall. This may have been the best play of the game. Wall got to the lane and threw down a big dunk with his left hand:

5. That was the best play, but this is the one everyone will be talking about. Late in the fourth quarter Markieff Morris was ejected for kicking Mason Plumlee in the groin:

Ouch. That's gotta hurt.

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Cavaliers reportedly parting ways with coach John Beilein ahead of matchup with Wizards

Cavaliers reportedly parting ways with coach John Beilein ahead of matchup with Wizards

As the Wizards continue to enjoy the All-Star break and prepare for the stretch run toward the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, their first opponent following the break just made a significant change to their team. 

According to The Athletic's Shams Charania and Jason Lloyd, the Cavaliers and head coach John Beilein have agreed to part ways after 54 games. It was Beilein's first year on the job after a 12-year run at Michigan. 

Cleveland is expected to promote associate head coach J.B. Bickerstaff to replace Beilein. 

According to The Athletic's report, several factors weighed on Beilein and the Cavaliers' decision to part ways, including the team's on-and-off-court struggles, and his son's resignation at Niagra University. The Cavs were 14-40 under their new head coach this season. 

For the Wizards, they're in a position to build off a two-game winning streak they built going into the All-Star break with a matchup against a bad Cavaliers team going through major structural changes. Though it's possible the Cavs could play better under new leadership. 

Entering Friday's clash with the Cavs, Washington sits three games behind the Magic for the last playoff spot in the East. 

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Monumental Sports auctioning off Wizards, Capitals gear in tribute of Kobe Bryant

Monumental Sports auctioning off Wizards, Capitals gear in tribute of Kobe Bryant

Capitals, Mystics and Wizards gear, including those worn in tribute of the late Kobe and Gianna Bryant, are being auctioned off by the Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation with all proceeds going to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation and the MambaOnThree Fund.

The auction began at noon Tuesday and will be open until the end of the second intermission of the Capitals’ game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.

Some of the items available include an autographed No. 24 jersey Alex Ovechkin wore during pregame warmups Jan. 29 and signed Wizards “City Edition” jerseys that feature No. 8 or 24 with Bryant's name on them.

The Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation assists children and families in low-income communities by carrying out charitable initiatives through sports in memory of the Bryants who died in a helicopter crash Jan. 26.

The MambaOnThree Fund was set up to provide financial assistance to the other families who lost loved ones in the crash.

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