Late in the fourth quarters of the last three games, the Wizards have disrupted opposing teams and gotten easy baskets to secure victories.
The last time Marcin Gortat said that the Wizards could be a 50-win team, injuries hit and they went on a four-game losing streak.
The Wizards have a grading system for their players' defensive effort, and coach Randy Wittman said for the first time John Wall was exceptional in Saturday's win.
Eric Bledsoe always has had to play in the shadows of others, but the Suns' point guard is starting for the first time and playing his best -- just like ex-Kentucky teammate John Wall.
Otto Porter has made only six appearances, but coach Randy Wittman used him for key minutes in the fourth quarter of a close game, against Boston on Saturday, for the first time.