The Wizards played on even terms with the Golden State Warriors, who have the NBA's best record, for the first 24 minutes.
The Wizards winning consecutive games for the first time since Feb.
The Wizards' three-game winning streak is their longest in more than two months, and they're in position to make a run at the No. 3 seed with 16 games left in their season.
A winnable game is ahead Saturday vs. the Sacramento Kings as the Wizards try to extend their streak to three games.