As coach-speak goes every game is important, but the stretch the Wizards are entering for the next two weeks can help them create separation between themselves and the field in the East.
Otto Porter, who had his rookie season with the Wizards marred by leg injuries, sat out with Saturday's game at the Milwaukee Bucks. Rasual Butler replaced Porter in the rotation.
Paul Pierce quickly put Friday's win vs.
Preseason favorites to win the Eastern Conference, the Cleveland Cavaliers have a losing record 11 games into the season.
The next step for Bradley Beal, coming off playing 32 minutes in Friday's win vs.