Road sweep would erase bad start to December

Road sweep would erase bad start to December
December 21, 2013, 9:00 am
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Wittman pleased with effort in win

One of the benefits of playing early Saturday at the Boston Celtics is the Wizards will have six days until their next game. Going into such a long layoff with a three-game winning streak -- all on the road -- would put them just one game under .500.  

The season has been feast or famine. Lose seven of nine. Win seven of nine. Lose four in a row. And now the Wizards (11-13) are this crossroads. 

"It threw it back on track," Bradley Beal said after the Wizards won at the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets earlier in the week. "We've got everybody back healthy, besides Glen (Rice), but we're going to be pretty good. We're going to get a few days off or some light practices coming up this week. We've got to finish this road trip off right. Get a win against Boston and hopefully comeback next week and get a win in Minnesota."

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Even with Beal (lower right leg) and Nene (right foot) playing restricted minutes, the unusual break they'll have between games between will give both extra time to heal. Rice (right wrist) and Al Harrington (right knee) could be back in January. 

"We'll work in a couple days off for everybody as well as getting these guys a lot of good treatment (and) some time on the floor," coach Randy Wittman said.