The Wizards are 28-13 with 41 games left in the regular season, but their lack of consistent play on defense and spotty production from key reserves have to improve.
Bradley Beal felt he was outplayed in Friday's loss to the Nets at Verizon Center. He got his revenge one night later with 17 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in Brooklyn.
The Wizards had six players score in double figures as they responded to a blowout loss at home by beating up the Nets on the boards to win at Barclays Center.
Coach Randy Wittman doesn't plan on doing much differently in terms of strategy vs. the Nets (CSN+, CSNwashington.com and NBC Sports Live Extra, 8 p.m. ET).
The Wizards are viewed by most as an Eastern Conference contender. According to an NBA national writer, one East scout plainly disagrees and offers sharp critique of some key players.