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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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Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura tops the list of jersey sales in Japan

Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura tops the list of jersey sales in Japan

Today the NBA announced that Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura has the most popular jersey in Japan.

Sales from NBAStore.jp, the official online NBA store in Japan, put Hachimura at the top of the list, followed by Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry. The rankings were based on online sales during the 2019-2020 NBA season through January.

Hachimura's ranking shouldn't come as a surprise, as the rookie became the first Japanese-born player selected in the first round of the NBA draft when the Wizards took him ninth overall last summer.

Not only was Hachimura the top-selling jersey, but he also accounted for 24% of all jersey sales. Additionally, the Wizards made up 13% of all team merchandise sales. 

The Lakers topped the list of most popular team merchandise, followed by the Wizards and the Warriors. The Brooklyn Nets and Dallas Mavericks rounded out the top five.

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Report: Steph Curry will return from hand surgery against Wizards

Report: Steph Curry will return from hand surgery against Wizards

Steph Curry will return to game action when the Golden State Warriors host the Wizards on Sunday night, The Athletic reported Tuesday. The game will come almost four months to the day after Curry broke his left hand during a collision with Phoenix Suns center Aron Baynes on Oct. 30.

The Warriors (12-14) enter play Tuesday with the worst record in the NBA having played most of the season without Curry or shooting guard Klay Thompson, who tore his ACL during the NBA Finals last summer.

Curry was cleared for contact Saturday and told reporters that March 1 had been his target date for a while.

"It's always been March 1," Curry said, per ESPN's Nick Friedell. "But that for me mostly is just to give you a target. You have to have something to work towards in the rehab process because that gives you a barometer for each week, what you're building towards."

The Wizards are hoping for the healthy returns of Davis Bertans (sore right knee) and Thomas Bryant (right foot) to the lineup against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday and will presumably go into Sunday’s contest with a clean injury report outside John Wall.

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