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Twelve random facts related to the Washington Wizards

Tracy Murray

Tracy Murray is one of only only 11 players since 1983 to have a game where they scored 50 or more points and without registering a single assist

Yeah, Tracy wasn’t messing around in that game against the Warriors in 1998. Here are the other players who accomplished the feat.

The Wizards swept the Raptors in the 2015 playoffs

They’ve only faced off against each other once in the playoffs, which means the Raptors have never won a playoff game against the Wizards. Sad!

Neither Washington or San Antonio have been back to the Eastern Conference Finals since they played each other in 1979

The Spurs have a slightly better excuse.

Before he became famous as a meme, Michael Jordan played two seasons for the Washington Wizards

Here’s a picture as proof:

Michael Jordan

The Wizards have a winning record against the Cavaliers

They are 108-99 vs. Cleveland over their franchise histories. The only other teams the Wizards have winning records against are the Clippers, Timberwolves, Rockets, Nets, and Pelicans.

Earl Monroe had more seasons where he helped eliminate the Bullets from the playoffs with the Knicks (3) than seasons where he was an All-Star in Baltimore (2).

Washington still retired his number despite this awkward fact.

Only two players in franchise history have worn the number 45

Phil Chenier and DeJuan Blair.

Scottie Pippen once wore this outfit to a game against the Wizards

Scottie Pippen

The 90’s. What a time to be alive, especially if you were Scottie Pippen.

The Wizards swept the Raptors in the 2015 playoffs

Wait, did we already mention that? Sorry.

The two tallest players in NBA history played for Washington during their career

Gheorghe Muresan and Manute Bol each spent time in D.C.

The two shortest players in NBA history played for Washington during their career

Mugsy Bogues and Earl Boykins passed through Washington during their NBA careers as well. Washington sure knows how to bookend things.

Caron Butler is the only player in Wizards history to shoot over 90 percent from the free throw line for an entire season

Among Wizards who qualified for the free throw percentage leaderboard, that is.

The Bullets won the first NBA game ever played at the Kingdome

Believe it or not, the game occurred during the 1978 NBA Finals:

In the Northwest, it was record-setting time. Game 4 was held in the Kingdome because the Seattle Coliseum, where the Sonics usually played, was tied up with a mobile-home show. Thus, 39,457 Sonics fans helped fill the vast domed stadium, a record for an NBA Finals, which only heightened their disappointment when Seattle lost.

The Sonics moved into the building full time the next season, but not before the Bullets claimed the first win in the new building and took the title.

The Wizards swept the Raptors in the 2015 playoffs

Dang, did it again. Apologies.