NBA players are used to a pattern, it's all very regimented. So could a disruption in the Suns routine help the Wizards? Maybe. The Suns were forced out of their usual practice location, and had to work from elsewhere.
We saw three playmakers go down this week due to long-term injuries. Where do their teams fall in the rankings?
Paul Pierce was out and Martell Webster went down vs. the Lakers, but John Wall's near triple-double led coach Randy Wittman to say: "That's why I love that kid."
John Wall finished one rebound from a triple-double as he led the Wizards to sweep the season series vs. the Lakers for the second year in a row.
Paul Pierce will be held out of a game for the second time this month vs. Lakers (CSN, CSNWashington.com and NBC Sports Live Extra, 10:30 p.m. ET).