Otto Porter Jr. had 21 points and 11 rebounds, John Wall scored 19 and the visiting Wizards moved within a half-game of the Southeast Division lead with a 112-86 victory over the Hawks on Friday night.
The debate raging these days between those arguing whether this year's U.S. Olympic men's basketball team could compete with the Dream Team of 20 years ago is not answered simply by a generational divide.
As an NBA assistant coach since retiring after a Hall of Fame career, Patrick Ewing might have a better seat than many of his contemporaries to compare this year's U.S. Olympic men's basketball team to the fabled Dream Team of 20 years ago.
Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, Tyson Chandler, Kevin Durant, Lebron James, Kevin Love, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and Deron Williams will all be guaranteed a spot on the 2012 Olympic roster. This leaves five players vying for three open spots: Blake Griffin, Eric Gordon, Andre Iguodala, James Harden and Baltimore native Rudy Gay.
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard is throwing something called the "Dwight Howard's Official All-Star Weekend Celebrity Kickoff" tonight in Hollywood. Ravens running back Willis McGahee was featured on the promotional poster.