Doesn't matter how you get it done, a win is a win in the NBA. No Blake Griffin or Chris Paul for the L.A. Clippers -- so what? The Wizards, who themselves have struggled with injuries all season, topped the Clippers 98-90 Monday night at Verizon Center.
Wizards coach Randy Wittman didn't want to talk about who was missing for the Clippers.
"Hey listen. we've played enough games without players," Wittman said after the game. "Don't give me that about who was here and who wasn't. This is a game we won. Give me a break."
Wittman saw Martell Webster score 21 points on 5-6 three-pointers to lead the now 12-35 Wizards.
"It's unfortunate that teams have injuries, but that happens and we as a team have to take care of business," Webster said.
John Wall scored 13 points and dished out 8 assists in the win over L.A. as the Wizards started a three-game home stand with a much needed win.
"We knew they would have come in this game ready to play and ready to prove a point, shorthanded or not," Wall said. "Without Chris and Blake the Clippers are still a good team."
The win stopped a four-game slide for the Wizards who host the red-hot 31-15 New York Knicks Wednesday night.
"Throughout the season we have played to the level of our competition," Webster said. "Normally, when we have a very tough opponent, we tend to play at a high level. This is the level we need to continue to play throughout the remainder of the season."