The Wizards still have a long to go to get back to respectability as they currently sport a 9-30 record, but they have won two of their last three games and are starting to do some things that could help them continue to turn the corner.
For instance, in the Portland game Monday night, starting shooting guard Bradley Beal had only two points and John Wall just six, but Washington won. The victory came in large part because center Nene and swing man Martell Webster picked up the slack, each scoring 24 points in the 98-95 victory.
Wizards forward Emeka Okafor also scored 13 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Meanwhile the hero of the Blazers game, Jordan Crawford, had all 13 of his points in the fourth quarter, including the game-winning three ball as the horn sounded.
Even when the stars of the team struggled, others stepped up and produced and that's what winning NBA teams do.
In the other victory on this current five-game road trip at Denver, the Wizards got 18 points and 7 rebounds off the bench from center Kevin Seraphin, and 14 points and 5 boards from forward Trevor Ariza.
If the Wizards can continue to get contributions from different players each game they could be starting something good.
The Wizards visit Utah tonight. Let's see who steps up.