Jamal Crawford


CHICAGO -- The full extent of the Wizards' playoff run, which now has led them to at least the East semifinals, remains to be seen.


The Wizards were intent on taking away the energy plays from Lob City, which methodically picked them apart instead.


Christmas has always been a showcase for the NBA, which began its season almost two months ago, but Wednesday's games ultimately may prove what we already can see on paper: The Western Conference


Chris Paul put on a clinic in efficiency for the Los Angeles Clippers, who end their seven-game road trip with their fourth win and hand the Wizards their fourth consecutive defeat.