It took Randy Wittman a while to mold the Wizards in his image as a defensive force, but he has done that and used point guard John Wall to get them there.
The NBA docked Clippers forward Matt Barnes for kicking a water bottle into the stands and profane language in Friday's loss to the Wizards.
After an injury-riddled start to his career, and trying to lead some bad teams, John Wall is living up to a contract that he admits he never expected.
Bradley Beal has been faced with all sorts of defensive schemes to take him out of games, but if the Wizards can replicate their play vs. the Clippers that will be almost impossible to do.
The Wizards' performance vs. the Clippers shows that they've earned the right to be included the the conversation about the NBA's best teams.