Following Sunday's 120-89 loss at the 3-point sinking Atlanta Hawks, Paul Pierce spoke the truth:
The first time these teams met, the Wizards did themselves in with turnovers in a loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
The shots weren't going down for Bradley Beal earlier in the week, when he went 0-for-5 in the first half vs. the depleted New York Knicks.
Suddenly, after a mediocre showing in last week's five-game road trip vs.
The Wizards were more physical. Their defense was better. They played with a pace and had ball movement that put pressure on the Chicago Bulls for every second of the shot clock.