Granted, Eric Maynor has been a disappointment for the Wizards, who acquired him as a free agent last summer to back up John Wall.
The .500 and over-.500 talk has indeed gotten old. But a win Friday night puts the Wizards back there for the fifth time. They've been good on the road where they're 3-1 this month.
For whatever reason, the Wizards find ways to not beat teams that they should at Verizon Center.
In exactly one minute after checking in, Otto Porter shot free throws after he was fouled on a three-point attempt. He made two of them to give the Wizards a 21-point lead again.
What helped Washington in its win over Philadelphia? Strong interior defense on a team that attacks the best well helped. More here.