The seeds had been planted in the previous game, a win against the worst team in the NBA.
Jeremy Lin's thee-pointer with 29 seconds left held off a late charge by the Wizards, who blew a 19-point lead to lose at the Charlotte Hornets for the second time this season.
Matchup: Washington Wizards (6-5) at Charlotte Hornets (8-6)
When: Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. (TV: CSN+, CSNMidatlantic.com via NBC Sports Live Extra)
With the intense NBA offseason cooling down, there is time for reflection on what the Washington Wizards accomplished and a chance to look at the road ahead.