The Wizards pulled off the biggest upset and the biggest win of their season so far, taking out the defending champion Miami Heat Tuesday night. It only counted as one win to improve the Wizards' record to a still paltry 2-13 mark, but could it be the victory to spur a much needed winning streak?
"It won't exactly turn it around if we don't continue to work," Wizards guard Jordan Crawford said after the 105-101 win over the Heat.
Crawford had arguably his best game of the season, scoring 22 points off the bench, including a clutch jumper and key free throws down the stretch to keep Miami at bay.
"As long as we keep on working and everyone keeps coming in being positive we can do a lot of things," he said.
Wizards coach Randy Wittman has toyed with the starting lineup for several games but he might have found the right rotation moving forward, especially after the Miami win.
"I'm so happy for those guys," Wittman said. “Hopefully, it's starting to pay off for us now."
The Wizards are well aware there is a lot of work ahead of them to get back to respectability, but they have to be thinking at the same time -- if we can beat Miami, we can take out anyone.
"Yes, we won but we still have 60 games left,” Wizards rookie guard Bradley Beal said. "No one is going to give us anything. People aren't going to back down. It's up to us to go take games."
That starts Friday night at Atlanta.