A little more than a year ago, the words from Al Harrington, who played for the Wizards at this time, resonate.
In the past week, James Harden, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook and LeBron James each made a convincing argument for being the league's Most Valuable Player.
The principles of man-to-man defense are very simple. As a defender you put yourself in position to see the ball and the person you're defending.
The Wizards are back to where they began, before ending their six-game losing streak over the weekend.
Maybe the Wizards, particularly Nene, were too keyed up for the Chicago Bulls.