Candace Buckner, Washington Post

Candace Buckner

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Recent articles by Candace:

Bradley Beal sets another career high, but the Wizards come up just short against the Bucks

Beal scores 55 points a night after finishing with 53, leading a frenetic rally against the NBA’s best team, only for Washington to fall, 137-134, in overtime. → Read More

Bradley Beal scores a career-high 53 points, but it’s not enough for the Wizards against the Bulls

Beal passes Jeff Malone for second on the franchise’s career scoring list in another loss against a lackluster opponent. → Read More

Bradley Beal’s dunk was nice, but his shooting in the Wizards’ loss to the Cavaliers was not

This season, Beal is shooting 31.6 percent from the three-point arc. If that percentage holds, it would be the worst of his eight-year career. → Read More

The Wizards return from the all-star break with a dud in a 113-108 loss to last-place Cleveland

Washington led by 16 points early in the second quarter, but the Cavaliers, in their first game with a new coach, still found a way. → Read More

Wizards’ Moritz Wagner has nothing but positive memories of John Beilein, his Michigan coach

Washington's center credited ex-Cavaliers head coach for his NBA career, but admitted he understands the difficult transition from college to the pros. → Read More

NBA All-Star Game preview: Kobe Bryant will be honored throughout midseason showcase

Follow our live updates and analysis as Team LeBron takes on Team Giannis in the NBA All-Star Game in Chicago. → Read More

Aaron Gordon leaps over Tacko Fall, but Derrick Jones Jr. takes the slam dunk crown

Bam Adebayo won the skills contest, while Buddy Hield outshot everyone in the three-point contest on Saturday night. → Read More

All eyes were on Zion Williamson — and his impromptu dunk contest — at the Rising Stars game

The rookie tilted the backboard with a vicious slam, giving the fans (and his fellow competitors) exactly what they wanted to see. → Read More

At the all-star break, the Wizards are feeling good

Washington compiled the fourth-best record in the Eastern Conference over the last 10 games and are three games out of the playoffs. → Read More

Bradley Beal stays hot and, don’t look now, but so do the Wizards

Snubbed all-star scores 30 as Washington rolls to 114-96 victory, its second in a row and fifth in seven games. → Read More

He played with Michael Jordan and drafted Grant Hill. Now he’s a small-town mayor on a mission.

Billy McKinney left basketball behind for a new calling: trying to save his struggling hometown. → Read More

For the Wizards, the third time against the Bulls is the charm

After two frustrating losses in their previous meetings, Washington finally takes care of shorthanded Chicago. → Read More

The Wizards are getting beat on the boards and paying the price

Washington has lost 26 of the games in which they were out-rebounded by an opponent. “Grab the ball … box out and grab it. It’s as simple as that,” Moritz Wagner said. → Read More

Grizzlies’ youth serves up a frustrating, 106-99 loss for the Wizards

Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke rally Memphis with a late 10-1 run after Washington led by as much as 12. → Read More

Newest Wizard Jerome Robinson comes to Washington, also known as the land of opportunity

The second-year guard was an afterthought in the Clippers' rotation but will receive minutes backing up Bradley Beal in Washington. → Read More

Bradley Beal’s late layup lifts Wizards to thrilling win over Mavericks

Guard scores on inbounds play with less than a second remaining to secure 119-118 win over Western Conference power. → Read More

Wizards trade Isaiah Thomas to Clippers, Jordan McRae to Nuggets

McRae's season had been limited by injuries, but he was averaging career highs in several categories. → Read More

Wizards plan to keep Davis Bertans beyond NBA trade deadline, re-sign him this summer

Bertans will participate in the three-point contest during NBA All-Star Weekend. → Read More

Bradley Beal stars, Rui Hachimura and Moritz Wagner return, and the Wizards lose anyway

Beal scores 43 points to pass John Wall on the franchise scoring list, but league-worst Golden State wins, 125-117. → Read More

So you’re saying there’s a chance? Bradley Beal says he believes in the Wizards’ odds of making the playoffs.

Despite a 17-31 record and a porous defense, Bradley Beal still thinks his team can make the playoffs. → Read More