For the first time in a month, the Wizards put together consecutive victories and they did it with all six of the seven rotation players scoring in double figures in Monday's 113-99 victory vs.
The litany of injuries is borderline ridiculous for the Wizards. No Nene, Drew Gooden, Alan Anderson, Otto Porter and Bradley Beal while John Wall and Gary Neal are playing through pain.
Otto Porter never had a chance of playing through a left thigh bruise, so Kelly Oubre knew at shootaround that he not only was going to play but would start for the first time as a pro for the Wiz
The worst team in the NBA at defending the three-point shot, the Wizards were intent on not letting the Charlotte Hornets have their way with their small-ball lineups.
The hot start by John Wall had long cooled. He'd missed badly on several shots in the first quarter, including when he barely touched iron on a mid-range jumper.