John Wall


Turning back the clock and playing the type of grind-it-out defense that the Wizards are known for, they almost ended their three-game losing streak Saturday.


This stretch of four games in five days was supposed to be a telling stretch for the Wizards, who had a relatively easy schedule until the past week.


This looked nothing like the Boston Celtics' smashing of the Wizards by 20 points three weeks ago.


Usually when players-only meetings are called the team is reeling like the 2-7 Wizards were a couple seasons ago, not 11-4 going into Friday's games like the Cleveland Cavaliers.


Yet again, the Wizards are back at the same crossroads at 6-6 that they were at 2-7 two years ago.