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Top Stories of the Week: The Wizards are on a roll!

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The Wizards are surging!

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The Wizards are now halfway through the 2016-17 season. It was a rocky start, but things have been trending up. After a 10-5 December, Washington has gone 7-3 in January so far. In fact, the Wizards won 7 of their last eight games!

Ultimately, it makes me feel like this viral video back in the early 2000’s.

So, let’s go through what’s been going on with the Wizards and Mystics this past week.

Wizards are fifth in the East, on a four game winning streak!

NBA: Washington Wizards at New York Knicks Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Things are going well in Washington. They played four games in the last seven days — and won every single time:

When it’s all said and done, the Wizards are now 23-19 and on a four game winning streak. They are fifth in the Eastern Conference, one game behind the Atlanta Hawks who are still on a hot streak after trading Kyle Korver to the Cavaliers.

Sidney Lowe is in a rut with the Knicks for being on the court

The Wizards assistant coach appeared to step on the court in the closing seconds of Thursday’s win against the Knicks. Courtney Lee claimed that Lowe was in the way, in the video above from SNY.tv. Candace Buckner of The Washington Post also wrote an additional . We’ll see if there is anything that comes of it in the next few days.

Wizards team analysis

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Podcasts

Mystics news

Bria Hartley is officially a mom

Last week, the Mystics guard had her son. Given the timing of her giving birth, Hartley should be ready to go next season since training camp is still about three months away.

WNBA free agency begins

The WNBA started its free agency period last weekend as well. Tayler Hill and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt are restricted free agents, while Leilani Mitchell is an unrestricted free agent. We go over what to expect over the next month or two once free agent signings and trades can become official.

Miscellany

  • No Wizards players made the starting lineup of the All-Star Game. However, both John Wall and Bradley Beal finished in the Top 10 of the standings once you include player and media votes.
  • John Wall could have also used this Kirby Buckets appearance to boost his vote totals.

That’s all on my plate from this past week. Enjoy the rest of this weekend ladies and gentlemen!