There is just one week left in the regular season and the playoff picture is taking shape. 12 of the 16 spots have been clinched, leaving just the seeding to be determined.
The last time the Wizards had back-to-back games, Bradley Beal sat out the second one.
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.
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.
The truth is the Wizards never were quite as good as they thought they were when they began the season 31-15, an epiphany that emerged during a streak of losing 13 of 18 games going into Thursday