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As diehard Washington Wizards supporters are joined by fair-weather fans, team gear is flying off the shelves of D.C.-area sporting goods stores.
The Washington Wizards are young and hungry. Maybe it's a team that deserves its own playoff anthem? D.C. rapper Styme thinks so.
The Wizards are in an enviable position in their first-round series, but they know that there is work to be done.
Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 in overtime and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-99 Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.
The Nuggets took advantage of Washington's season-high 24 turnovers -- including eight by point guard John Wall -- as they held on for a 105-102 win on Sunday night.
The Wizards lose to the Trail Blazers, 116-103, and the Caps fall in a shootout in Los Angeles.
The Capitals win, 3-2, in Anaheim, while the Wizards blow a late lead and lose in overtime in Sacramento.
"The use of the 'R-word,' which is 'retarded,' is a derogatory word, a dehumanizing word," says Steve Hocker, president of Special Olympics District of Columbia.
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