Brook Lopez sat in front of his corner locker draped in red towels. The quirky Brooklyn Nets center wasn't making a fashion statement or an odd protest amid trade rumors.
So much for Paul Pierce facing off with Kevin Garnett for the first time since 2007.
No matter how unrealistic some might find Paul Pierce for believing that the Wizards could compete for a championship before coming here, he has them convinced them that they can.
Rick Carlisle, before he coached his Dallas Mavericks to a blowout victory vs. the Wizards last month, had a sense of what it would take to beat them. "This is a great rebounding team.
With their second win in a row vs. the Chicago Bulls, 105-99 on Wednesday, the Wizards (27-12) are on a nice run heading into a weekend back-to-back with the Brooklyn Nets.