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5 must-see moments from Wizards' win over Knicks

5 must-see moments from Wizards' win over Knicks

Here are five must-see plays or moments from the Washington Wizards' 117-101 victory over the New York Knicks at the Verizon Center on Tuesday night that are worth revisiting...

Before we get to stuff from the actual game, John Wall made a difficult shot during warmups. While sitting on the floor, Wall swished a shot from outside. It did not forebode a big scoring night for Wall, who finished with 15 points. But he did have 13 assists to just two turnovers:

1. Two of Wall's points came on this play. Wall got past Brandon Jennings easily with a pretty spin move, then finished with a layup:

Wall would get Jennings later in the game again with this and-1. Jennings had no answer for Wall:

2. Wall, as mentioned above, had another good night passing the ball. But on this play it was Bradley Beal running the pick-and-roll with Marcin Gortat. Beal set up Gortat for a big slam in the first half:

3. Kelly Oubre, Jr. ended up with 14 points in 28 minutes against the Knicks and helped key a big third quarter that propelled the Wizards to their 15th straight home victory. Two of his points came on a fastbreak sequence where he split two defenders and finished at the rim:

4. Now, for some more dunks. Here is Beal all alone on the fastbreak, stuffing it with two hands:

5. And here is Oubre going hard in the paint for a one-handed slam:

The Wizards picked up another win to move to 28-20 on the season. The Knicks, meanwhile, continued their recent slide. They fell to 21-29 on the year as trade rumors involving Carmelo Anthony continue to dominate the headlines.

Speaking of Melo, we had some fun at his expense on the @CSNWizards Twitter account:

That's just good meme'ry. Or, is it meme-age?

Whatever. Here's one more that doesn't feature Melo.

The Wizards finished the month of January undefeated at home, as did the Capitals. No home team has lost at the Verizon Center in the year 2017. That is quite amazing.

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Rui Hachimura was a star in Vegas, earning All-NBA Summer League Second Team honors

Rui Hachimura was a star in Vegas, earning All-NBA Summer League Second Team honors

Welcome to the Wizards Rui Hachimura.

In his first action as a Washington Wizard, the first-round draft pick brought home some hardware after being named to the All-NBA Summer League Second Team.

Hachimura showed out in a Summer League that was headlined by which stars were not playing on the court. In his final contest against the Atlanta Hawks, Hachimura dominated the court.

Playing a total of three games in Las Vegas, he averaged 19.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks. Those stats paired with a 2-1 record in the games he played garnered the Second Team honor. 

He was joined by Chris Boucher (Toronto), Jaxson Hayes (New Orleans), Anfernee Simons (Portland) and Lonie Walker IV (San Antonio) on the Second Team. 

The Gonzaga product is looking to become the best Japanese player to step onto an NBA basketball court and, although it is a small sample size, he showed some major potential in his limited action. 


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Mystics' Kristi Toliver named WNBA All-Star reserve for a second straight year

Mystics' Kristi Toliver named WNBA All-Star reserve for a second straight year

Washington Mystics guard Kristi Toliver is a WNBA All-Star once again. 

Toliver was named an All-Star reserve on Monday as selected by the league's coaches. She joins Elena Delle Donne, who was named a captain of one of the two teams, and head coach Mike Thibault as representatives from the Mystics. 

This selection gives Toliver, 5-7, the third honor of her career and the second with Washington. Last year en route to the franchise's first WNBA Finals appearance Toliver was named an All-Star. She also got the nod in 2013 when she played with the Los Angeles Sparks. 

Through 15 games, Toliver is averaging 12.1 points and is second in the league with 5.7 assists per game, which is also on pace for a career-high.

She is shooting at a career-best .497 clip and is looking as explosive as ever at 32-years-old. With her and Delle Donne, the Mystics are 9-6 and second in the Eastern Conference.

In the offseason, Toliver is also an assistant coach for the Washington Wizards. Often she worked on the player development side of the staff and closely with Bradley Beal. 

Delle Donne will have the first choice of selection in the All-Star game draft. As a reserve, Toliver cannot be selected until after the starters are chosen.