Not since ’79: Wall, Beal eye 50 wins, East finals for Wiz

FILE – In this Aug. 4, 2017, file photo, Washington Wizards NBA basketball head coach Scott Brooks, left, accompanied by majority owner Ted Leonsis and Wizards point guard John Wall, right, speaks during a news conference to announce Wall’s contract extension, in Washington. The Wizards are sticking with the same group of starters as last season, led by the young core of John Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter Jr., who are all in their 20s and all signed to long-term contracts. Washington will try to make the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in nearly 40 years this season. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)


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