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.
That the NBA is tinkering with the All-Star voting process shouldn't impact the most popular players from being selected by fans.
"You so called experts, how the hell are you going to pick an MVP before the season starts. You don't know who's going to have a great year, who's going to have an off year."
An instant analysis of the Wizards' 85-81 victory in their preseason opener at the Chicago Bulls on Monday at United Center, where they won three times in last season's playoffs to eliminate them