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Will the Wizards still be a Top Defensive Team?


We covered how losing Trevor Ariza in free agency could improve the offense, now we break down how the Wizards will look on the other end of the floor. Can Randy Wittman adjust to life without his...

The offense should look different


Losing Trevor Ariza in free agency may hurt the Wizards on defense, but there's plenty of ways in which they can now improve on offense.

The set that got Wall loose


After a shaky start to the game, John Wall finally got loose and toasted the Indiana Pacers defense for 27 points on 11-20 shooting in just three quarters of work. We break down a key new set that...

Breakdown of the breakdown


The Wizards built up a double-digit lead heading into the half, but after more uneven play from their starters, allowed Indiana to get right back in it. We examine some of the break downs...

Pacers' D swallows up Wall, Wiz


The Wizards had no chance against Indiana's set defense and looked overwhelmed. How did John Wall and company fail so badly in Game 3?

The Pacers are containing John Wall


The Pacers have proven to be a difficult matchup for John Wall throughout his NBA career, and that hasn't changed in this playoff series. We explain why Indiana has fared so well limiting the...

Poised, patient Beal carries Wiz in Game 1


Bradley Beal's youth and inexperience was often exposed during the regular season, but he's shown every bit of that potential we raved about two years ago here in the playoffs. We take a look at...

Bring the 'AARP Unit' back


The Wizards' successful second unit did not play one minute together against the Bulls. Indiana offers the perfect matchup to give it more play.

How Ariza can slow Paul George


Paul George tore up the Atlanta Hawks in round 1 of the playoffs, but will face a much tougher task in round 2 as he goes up against Trevor Ariza. We break down ways in which Washington can slow...

Trevor Ariza: The Swiss Army knife


Trevor Ariza has been an integral part of the Wizards' defensive scheme throughout the year, but he stepped up another level against the Bulls. The Wizards don't win without his contributions.


Breakdown: How the D set the tone early in Game 4


Despite defensive anchor Nene sidelined due to suspension in Game 4, the rest of the starters for Washington stepped up and set the tone very early. We break down the ways they were able stifle...

How Dunleavy broke loose


The Wizards defense had no answer in game 3 for Mike Dunleavy Jr who dropped a franchise record 8 threes in their win on Friday night. We explore several breakdowns defensively, and what they need...

Wittman's two crucial in-game adjustments


Wizards coach Randy Wittman once again came out on top against Tom Thibodeau with a brilliant game plan in the fourth quarter. We explore two tweaks that really turned the tide.

What adjustments might we see?


Will we see major changes from Tom Thibodeau's squad? Here's what we think after watching the film.

Nene throws Bulls' gameplan in their faces


Washington's fourth quarter had been dreadful during the regular season as opponents buckled down and took away their three-point shooting. But in Game 1 against the Bulls, they put the ball in the...

Wiz must keep it simple with Beal


Bradley Beal has struggled against Chicago throughout his career because he's been placed into situations he's not prepared to face. For him to stay productive in this series, the Wizards would be...

Nene is the key to victory


If the Big Brazilian is healthy, active and engaged, the Wizards can beat the Bulls in a seven-game series. If not, they're in trouble.

This will be John Wall's biggest test


The scouting report on John Wall is simple: force him into jumpers and take away his passes into the corner. So how can he lift Washington past this Chicago team in his first-ever playoff series...

John Wall still has areas to improve


The Wizards' star point guard has made strides this season, but he's far from a finished product.

Breaking down Beal's decisions vs. Sacramento


Why did Bradley Beal shoot so much against the Kings? Did he exhibit poor shot selection, or was he not put in the right position to succeed by his coaching staff? We break down the film.

The Wizards still miss Nene


The Wizards have managed to string together a few wins since the injury to Nene on February 23, but there are still areas where they badly miss the Big Brazilian.


Beal's dagger: A video breakdown

Bradley Beal hit the biggest shot of last night's game, but he got plenty of help from his teammates. We break it down.

Was switching the problem vs. the Spurs?


Randy Wittman suggested that one reason the Wizards lost a double-digit lead to the Spurs Wednesday was excessive switching on defense. But did the Wizards actually switch too much in the second...

H2Owned: How the Wiz iced the Splash Brothers


The Wizards went back to their roots on Tuesday night and played stifling defense against the Warriors by holding the backcourt of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to just 13-40 shooting.

The half-court offense is a train wreck


The Wizards' half-court offense has struggled throughout the year, but in Wednesday night's defeat at the hands of the Boston Celtics, it fell to new lows. What exactly went wrong?

Breakdown: How Nene saved the day


A quick breakdown of the final Wizards defensive stand.

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