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.
Preseason favorites to win the Eastern Conference, the Cleveland Cavaliers have a losing record 11 games into the season.
Yes, it's early in the season but the differences between the Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers are striking. One team relies on isolations while the other team shares the ball.
It wasn't until mid-January that the Wizards achieved what they considered their "statement" victory last season.
Who has the league's best backcourt? John Wall tried to make part of his case with this steal and slam against Cleveland on Friday night. Watch here.