In the last three games, seized by the Wizards with their defensive efforts in the fourth quarter, the answers have been the same about the reason for the surge: John Wall.
The Wizards overcame the loss of Nene to a left knee sprain and were able to extend their lead and put away the their nemesis at Quicken Loans Arena on Sunday to draw even in the season series and
Watch Bradley Beal with a steal and circus layup late in the 4th quarter against the Cavaliers. This put the Wizards up 89-78 late in the fourth quarter over the Cavaliers.
For whatever reason, whether at full strength or not, the Cleveland Cavaliers have given the Washington Wizards trouble.