Mike Prada

And of course thanks to all the writers: *Deep breath * @SBN_Ricky, @edthesportsfan, @seth_rosenthal, @SarahKogod, @Paul Flannery, @Tom Ziller ...

Mike Prada

Thanks to @david_j_roth, @Paul Flannery & @SBN_Ricky for preview editing help, and @ChrisMottram, @laurenrabaino & @ryanmark for amazing desi

Mike Prada

I also did “How They Play” blurbs for each NBA team. Here’s Chicago’s, for example. sbnation.com/a/nba-preview-… http://t.co/0nJ2S1eugm

Mike Prada

From @Paul Flannery: How three small-market teams are fighting up the NBA food chain. sbnation.com/nba/2014/10/23… http://t.co/VqA3AmBkpj

Mike Prada

. @SarahKogod with the most revealing Michele Roberts profile that I’ve seen. sbnation.com/nba/2014/10/23… http://t.co/g56tQhBnwM

Mike Prada

Best- and worst-cast scenarios for the Wizards, via @SBN_Ricky. sbnation.com/a/nba-preview-… http://t.co/Kx8VSjc9W7

Mike Prada

Our NBA preview video, featuring BOSHZILLA and much more. sbnation.com/nba/2014/10/23… http://t.co/CBJnxVk31T

Mike Prada

20 maps that explain the NBA, by @Tom Ziller. This is my favorite map of all time. sbnation.com/nba/2014/10/23… http://t.co/3cw1An3jM5

Mike Prada

My preview feature story with @ebehoops: Can the Triangle silence its growing critics? sbnation.com/nba/2014/10/23… http://t.co/AOH3vGc2z9

Michael Lee

Chris Paul: “I don’t even want to say why we’re going to be the team. We got to do it. That’s the thing I’ve learned. It’s too much talking”

Michael Lee

Doc Rivers on what he hopes Chris Paul learned from Game 5 meltdown in OKC: “The same thing Isiah [Thomas] took from the Boston game.”

Michael Lee

Rivers: "It just feels like & I don’t want to get into anything where I’m killing Sterling, but it feels like our franchise is more stable."

Michael Lee

Blake Griffin on Ballmer: "All of the excitement, all that is genuine. It’s not like he’s doing it for the crowd. He’s really that excited.”

Michael Lee

#clippers moving on from Sterling to Ballmer, moving on from Game 5 vs OKC & visualizing a title for other LA team: wapo.st/1ypwvHU

Zac Boyer

Jason Hatcher: "I'm a Redskin at heart. This is my team. This is my organization. I love it to death."

Bradley Beal

Blessed to see another day !!

Michael Lee

ICYMI: NBA curbs lottery reform for now but Adam Silver still wants to end "corrosive perception" that teams tank: wapo.st/1vP97nP

Mike Prada

SOON. (Seriously, very soon) http://t.co/uEASmr63w5

Michael Lee

Excitable owner + exciting team: At preseason prep rally, new owner Steve Ballmer set stage for #clippers season wapo.st/1ypwvHU #NBA

Michael Lee

Omar Infante brought out the Big Boye bat last night in Kansas City http://t.co/LGirBg8FKi

Jorge Castillo

Get that Rosetta Stone work in, Hunter.

Jorge Castillo

Oh. RT @Deadspin: Hunter Strickland says he got mad because Perez said something in Spanish he couldn’t understand: deadsp.in/9RBSsAe

Mike Prada

Watching Suns-Clippers on DVR. Seems like Markieff Morris is short on every three, though that’s probably preseason

Andrew Sharp

"There's a big step from being a feel good team... to being a real good team." Doug Collins #wisdom

Chris Miller

Back at my favorite spot in NYC @virgilsbbq A must visit.

Michael Lee

Right back atcha. All even.

Ben Standig

Not back neck grabbing. RT @Kurt Helin: Blake Griffin being investigated for alleged altercation in Las Vegas bit.ly/ZI9Pq3

Ben Standig

Or any player not named Sidd Finch. RT @ESPNStatsInfo: Kelvin Herrera's 14 pitches of at least 100 mph is a single-game career high for him

Ben Standig

I like that all this not playing has left Lincecum time to start growing out his Mitch Kramer hair.

Ben Standig

Bill Murray's unrealized dream involves flying to...Bethesda (Start at 1:07). lat.ms/ZI3RFF @BethesdaRow

Mike Prada

MEANWHILE, we’re about 12 hours or so away from this. http://t.co/BjmJmxOBgI

Ben Standig

Sure, why not. RT @jwyattsports: QB switch: #Titans plan to start QB Zach Mettenberger against #Texans, sources say bit.ly/10pXLek

Ben Standig

Wizards lost their preseason finale, but they found their offense thanks to John Wall and Otto Porter. Analysis: bit.ly/10pWjIJ

Zac Boyer

Because I'm not above digging up old stories, I wrote about Michael Morse pursuing a ring in SF at spring training: washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/…

Ben Standig

Wizards lose 103-100. Otto missed possible game-tying 3 in final seconds. Late game offense still a struggle. Next stop, Miami.

Mike Prada

Aw rats the Wizards are now 0-1

Jorge Castillo

#Wizards going w/ small-ball lineup down the stretch: Wall, Porter, Butler, James, Gortat.

Mike Prada

This game should count in the standings.

Ben Standig

Rasual Butler and Damion James playing for the NBA lives and playing well.

Mike Prada

Can’t wait for Mike Woodson to blame Beno Udrih for this tight Knicks loss

Andrew Sharp

How many times was the word "millennial" used in the pitch for this commercial youtube.com/watch?v=q6To8N…

Ben Standig

Otto-matic from those corners.

Mike Prada

All Damion James has to do is hit that shot. He plays good D and runs the floor. I’d keep him over JLIII

Mike Prada

Wizards playing this like it’s an 83-game season.

Jorge Castillo

Wall and Porter back in w/5:42 left for a late-game rendition.

Jorge Castillo

Anthony is playing the 4 and he’s going to work on Seraphin. Jumper gives Knicks 84-83 lead.

Mike Prada

Kevin Seraphin guarding Melo. Please make it stop, preseason.

Ben Standig

Melo back in with 7:24 left in the 4Q of a preseason game. Alrighty. Let's hope Witt doesn't feel compelled to counter with starters.

Jorge Castillo

Wittman has maintained the key for Seraphin is “not going 100 MPH.” When he’s not, he’s smooth on the block. He’s got 8 on 3/5 in 16 minutes

Mike Prada

Blair strikes me as the “break in case of emergency” guy. You use him at the 5 in tiny lineups when you need offense. Miscast as a 4.

Jorge Castillo

After 3Q, Porter and Wall each have 21p. Porter on 9/13, 3/4 from 3. Wall on 6/12, 2/4 from 3. #Wizards 13/14 (93%) from the line.

Chris Miller

After three quarters 79-72 #Wizards. Otto Porter w/21 pts John Wall also w/21 pts. #WizardsTalk

Jorge Castillo

That was JR Smith’s 1st shot attempt.

Jorge Castillo

JR Smith just chucked a 3 from like 40 feet thinking time was expiring. But there was like 5 seconds left.

Michael Lee

Lorenzo Cain couldn't catch it? Then it couldn't be caught...

Ben Standig

Last year I wondered why the Wizards took Otto if they just wanted to make him a corner 3 shooter. Otto making me look silly.

Jorge Castillo

Shumpert just tried dunking on Gortat. It didn’t work out and Temple’s outlet to Wall leads to an easy dunk. #Wizards

Mike Prada

Gortat’s rhythm is off. He has to duck in when Wall is driving to the rim in transition like that.

Michael Lee

Something happening at MSG? RT @Chris Miller Totally not surprised my man @Michael Lee is working & cheering #29years http://t.co/q4RtNt9rAm

Jorge Castillo

Porter 3 from the corner. He and Anthony are going back and forth. Porter has 19p on 8/11, 3/4 from 3.

Chris Miller

Totally not surprised my man @Michael Lee is working and cheering at the same time. #29years http://t.co/HAUC18SqYz

Jorge Castillo

Anthony turnover triggers easy dunk for Wall and Anthony completes the sequence with a technical foul. Wall hits the FT. #Wizards lead 63-59

Ben Standig

Garrett Temple from 3, bang. Confident at that.

Michael Lee

Yordano Ventura scared the snot out of Hunter Pence with that pitch near his head. Had HP lunging after everything to save his life

Ben Standig

"RT @Yankee10570: @me good stuff. Was #20 posted?" Yep. Big East preseason voting. DSR truly the BMOC. bit.ly/1wcbxOF

Jorge Castillo

#Wizards down 51-50 at the half. Wall leads Wizards w/13p on 4/6, 2/3 from 3. Porter has 12p on 5/8. Carmelo Anthony leads all w/16p.

Jorge Castillo

And a John Wall post-up. He said he’s been working on his post game, but that’s the 1st I’ve seen it this preseason. #Wizards

Ben Standig

We don't know the Wizards plan for John Lucas going forward, but this much is clear: He's here to give Andre 3000 tonight off.

Jorge Castillo

Damion James is trying to make a case for the 15th spot. He’s got 8 pts on 3 of 3 shooting in 7 minutes. #Wizards

Jorge Castillo

#Wizards are shooting 17-29 (59%) from the field, but have 10 turnovers.

Ben Standig

Blair just took a running floater that will put him in WIttman's doghouse for days if he tries that in December or January.

Jorge Castillo

#Wizards lead 25-24 after 1Q. Porter had 12 points on 5 of 8 shooting. Wall had 7, Nene w/6.

Ben Standig

Thinking about all those Otto shares I own. RT @Truth_About_It: Otto has 12 of the #Wizards' 25 1st quarter points so far, 2 minutes left...

Chris Miller

Always great to be back in the Mecca http://t.co/gP6VbtBrp4

Mike Prada

Garrett Temple spoiled an incredible John Wall pass vine.co/v/OhZP0uTguMH

Mike Prada

The Wizards so badly need Otto Porter to shoot consistently from downtown. Soooo badly.

Michael Lee

NBA owners curb lottery reform for now but Adam Silver explains desire to end "corrosive perception" that teams tank: wapo.st/1vP97nP

Mike Prada

I call this the "line offense" http://t.co/IPkooB02xg

Ben Standig

Clyde Frazier's suit game is magic. http://t.co/PYUkLu9YTt

Ben Standig

Hope everyone has access to the MSG Network. I'd invite you over to CSN for Wizards-Knicks, but I'm being told I shouldn't do that.

Casey Philip

Tune into #WhatTheHekk now on @101espn to hear Austin Davis sit on the @JHekker hot seat!

Jorge Castillo

Paul Pierce isn't playing tonight, but he said he's playing in the season opener: wapo.st/1sQCvaP #Wizards

Mike Prada

Cheers to @AminNBA and the rest of the @Matt Moore crew for releasing their preview scribd.com/doc/244006092/…

Jorge Castillo

#Wizards starters: Nene, Porter, Gortat, Temple, Wall. #Knicks: Carmelo, Jason Smith, Dalembert, Hardaway Jr., Larkin.

Ben Standig

Yeah yeah. What about Lucas?? RT @J. Michael Falgoust: Pierce isn't playing tonight but Wall is in. #WizardsTalk @CSNMA @CSNWizards

Ben Standig

Hoyas countdown No. 19 - Something had to change if Hoyas wanted shot at top recruits. Change is working. bit.ly/1wbCe62

Jorge Castillo

John Wall is playing tonight. #Wizards

Mike Prada

Less than a day away! We have a special gift for you in addition to feature stories and team previews. http://t.co/WliLI7oxsp

Zac Boyer

Rather, Erskine will "begin an intensive rehab program within the next few weeks."

Casey Philip

Stay tuned to see @AaronDonald97 @ChaseReynolds34 @JaredCook89 @Rodger_Saffold #GregTheLeg & Jake Long's Daddy Dash! http://t.co/tN0n5xFMWq

Zac Boyer

The #Caps announced defenseman John Erskine has undergone surgery on a disc in his neck and will miss "a few weeks."

Craig Stouffer

#DCU #getonboard RT @chrismegaloudis: Goal del cabezon!!!!! @Andy_Najar1993 promised me a goal yesterday....big time

Ben Standig

I bet Derek Jeter's new website gets exclusive on Thursday. MT @TarikCSN: RGIII is expected to make a statement to reporters on Friday.