ORLANDO -- The difference with the Wizards in losing to the Miami Heat but beating the Orlando Magic in back-to-back games? John Wall's defense.
ORLANDO -- This is where having Paul Pierce pays off.
ORLANDO -- By taking a look at the overall numbers, the Wizards should be pleased with keeping their turnovers down to 14 in the regular-season opening loss at the Miami Heat.
MIAMI -- When the Wizards started 2-7 a season ago -- and were pounded in the paint by the bruising bigs of the Detroit Pistons in the opener -- the problem was defense.