Good defense and not-so-good shooting meant two first-round series became more competitive Thursday while another is on the verge of ending in a sweep:
Cartier Martin would like to stick around with the Wizards.
Coach Randy Wittman preaches help defense to his team, but he shouldn't expect point guard John Wall to assume the risk taken by Brandon Knight any time soon.
The Los Angeles Clippers are struggling without Chris Paul, and they're still not sure when he's coming back.
That may not matter against the lowly Washington Wizards.