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.
Trevor Booker left the Wizards on good terms. That's why the Utah Jazz forward couldn't understand why the crowd turned on him late in Sunday's game. Then his memory of chicken sandwiches kicked in.
If the Wizards can figure out how to consistently protect the ball, their ability to share it and finish at a high percentage will make them even better.
The Wizards are two wins away from tying their best start in franchise history with Sunday's 93-84 victory against the Utah Jazz.