For about a month, max player Bradley Beal has been missing in action for the Wizards. Friday, with his team trailing for all but one minute, he sprung back into action like a superhero.
What took place on Wednesday night, a 108-104 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, isn't really that surprising when taking into account the Wizards' identity.
Rasual Butler hasn't scored more than six points in a game or played more than 15 minutes for the San Antonio Spurs, but he's still contributing after all these years.
Sometimes, the truth is uncomfortable. It also can downright hurt.
The excuse that the pace-and-space play of the Wizards will lend itself to turnovers because that's just a byproduct is just that -- an excuse.