Last year, Paul Pierce taught the Wizards how to prepare for a team like the San Antonio Spurs.
When it comes to MVP talk, it's never too early to speculate. Yes, the list will change a lot throughout the season but it's not just about how your start or how you finish.
Four games is an incredibly small sample size, especially in an 82-game NBA season, but the Wizards didn't just realize they had more than enough to replace Paul Pierce as their closer.
Yet another game goes by for the Wizards without Marcin Gortat making much of an impact.
Spurs guard Tony Parker had taken his only three-pointer of the season, and he made it over the challenge of Marcin Gortat's near 7-foot frame to tie the score at 99.