Wizards

5d

John Wall is so destructive when he gets in the paint that defenses will continue to go under the pick-and-roll, and Minnesota has the NBA's worst (CSN, CSNwashington.com and NBC Sports Live Extra, 6:30 p.m. ET).

5d

Paul Pierce has been playing fewer than 30 minutes per game with a nagging injury, and the Wizards can get away with it because of so much depth behind the 37-year-old.

5d

John Wall speaks on how times have changed since he entered the league playing for coach Flip Saunders.

6d

John Wall averaged 18.2 points, 11.8 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals in four games from Dec. 8-14 as the Wizards are on the verge of their best start in franchise history.

6d

The Wizards are learning quickly that being among the league's best teams means losing ones such as the Jazz will play harder because they have something to prove.

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