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No shoe, no problem for Isaiah Thomas and other top moments from the Wizards' loss to the Magic

No shoe, no problem for Isaiah Thomas and other top moments from the Wizards' loss to the Magic

After going 1-3 on a road trip that included games against the Suns, Nuggets, Lakers and Clippers, the Wizards needed to get back on track as they returned home to host the Magic. 

Instead, they struggled to defend the 29th-ranked defense in the NBA and suffered their third consecutive defeat. 

The Wizards were extremely undersized and undermanned in this game. Thomas Bryant, Moe Wagner and CJ Miles were out with injuries along with Ian Mahinmi and John Wall who've been sidelined all year. 

But they still managed to make some impressive plays, so we're here to highlight the top three. 

Brown throws it down

Troy Brown was relegated to the second unit before Tuesday night's game in favor of Isaac Bonga, and instead of moping on the bench, Brown came in and made some plays. 

At the end of the first quarter Brown chased down an errant pass and only had Michael Carter-Williams on his tail. That's when he rose up and threw down a nice one-handed dunk in traffic. 

Brown struggled with the starters but it seems like the increased opportunity he's getting as a ball-handler is getting him back on track. 

Whether he's starting or coming off the bench makes no difference for young players like Brown. As long as he's being put in positions to succeed like Tuesday, he'll develop at a faster rate. 

Brown drops a dime to Hachimura

Another example of Brown playing with a bit more confidence. Here he came up with a loose ball and dribbled behind his back off of Terrence Ross' foot.

He kept his composure, kept his head up and fired a beautiful one-handed pass to Rui Hachimura for an easy dunk. 

Brown will likely stay with the second unit indefinitely unless Bonga proves to be a disaster, so get used to flashy plays from the second-year wing. 

IT playing with one shoe on

Isaiah Thomas had perhaps the best moment of the game for the Wizards when he lost his shoe and picked it up so he could get back on defense. 

Thomas then slid it back on, defended DJ Augustin decently well and drilled a three on the following play. 

The Wizards suffered their third straight loss and don't look like they'll have another win in a while, but these are the types of moments fans can savor in a rebuilding year. 

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Troubling video of ex-NBA star Delonte West leads to suspension of Prince George's police officer

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Troubling video of ex-NBA star Delonte West leads to suspension of Prince George's police officer

A Prince George's police officer was suspended after a troubling video emerged of his interaction with former NBA player and Eleanor Roosevelt alum Delonte West handcuffed after an alleged altercation.

The disturbing video showed West handcuffed on a sidewalk after getting involved in a physical conflict with a civilian. The off-screen officer was asking West questions on what happened to the events leading to him roughed up on the side of the road. West alleges that he was approached by a man with a gun. 

Prince George's police department announced that the video was filmed by a member of their department, leading to the officer's suspension. 

"Today at 12:15 pm, we learned the video that is currently on social media depicting the male in handcuffs was recorded by a Prince George’s County Police officer. The circumstances surrounding the recording and release of that video are now the subject of an internal investigation. That officer is now suspended pending the outcome of this investigation," the department said in a release.

Another disturbing video from a bystander shows the fight between the presumed West and another unidentified man. One man was standing over the other and continuously stomping on what appears to be West.

Meanwhile, West's former teammates and coaches took to social media to express their concerns.

West played eight years in the NBA across four franchises. He played his college ball at Saint Joseph's where he was teammates with Jameer Nelson and was coached by Phil Martelli. 

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Wizards vs. Heat: TV channel, Time, Live stream, how to watch

Wizards vs. Heat: TV channel, Time, Live stream, how to watch

The Wizards snapped a three-game losing streak with a nice win over the Pistons on Martin Luther King Day. 

They won't be able to celebrate for long though as they hit the road to play an extremely good Miami Heat team just a couple of weeks after the Wizards beat them without Bradley Beal. 

Can Washington shock everyone once again and continue to play their best against great teams? Here's what you need to know to watch and find out. 

WIZARDS vs. HEAT HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Wizards vs. Miami, Game 43

Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami FL

When: 7:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Wizards vs. Heat will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports Channel Finder)

Live Stream: You can live stream Wizards vs. Heat on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.

Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM

WIZARDS vs. HEAT TV SCHEDULE

6:30 PM: Wizards Outsiders

7:00 PM: Wizards Pregame Live 

7:30 PM: Wizards vs. Heat

10:00 PM: Wizards Postgame Live 

10:30 PM: D.C. Sports Live 

11:00 PM: Wizards Talk 

WIZARDS vs. HEAT INJURY REPORT:

Wizards: Rui Hachimura (OUT, groin), Garrison Mathews (OUT, ankle), Moe Wagner (OUT, ankle),  John Wall (OUT, Achilles)

Heat: Jimmy Butler (Day-to-day, hip), Justise Winslow (OUT, back)

 

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