Rasual Butler had a lot to do with the Wizards' promising start, and if they're going to beat teams like Portland he has to build on his last game (CSN, CSNwashington.com and NBC Sports Live Extra, 6:30 p.m. ET).
Chicago's loss to Oklahoma City was their sixth in the last 10 games while Washington has now won five of seven to tilt the race in the East.
The Wizards lacked low-post depth last season as they struggled to the finish line, but that's not the case anymore even with Nene and Kris Humphries not being available recently.
Wizards big man Marcin Gortat sat down with CSN's Chris Miller to talk about the Polish language and even teach him some words.