Just less than two weeks ago, after the Wizards fell to the Chicago Bulls in a pivotal Eastern Conference game at United Center, the tide appeared to have officially turned.
It's impossible to call a 95-69 drubbing of the Charlotte Hornets any sort of statement for the Wizards despite the milestones they accomplished Monday (ending a foe's five-game win streak,
About this time last year, Rasual Butler found himself in a similar situation with the Indiana Pacers, who had the best record in the East all season but struggled to close out the season.
Thus far the second half of the NBA season has been defined by injuries.
For the second year in a row, Rasual Butler is on a team that is having difficulty closing after a fast start.