The most amazing part of the Eastern Conference starts at the top. It's not that the Atlanta Hawks (47-12) are in first place. It's that they lead all others by at least 10 games.
The Wizards are a flawed NBA team, a revelation that generally makes them no different than the majority of teams, but is now frightening obvious.
Desperate might be too strong of a word for the Wizards, especially when tasked with having to break this habit of losing vs.
For the third game in a row, the Wizards are facing a team that's riding a second-half-of-the-season hot streak in the Detroit Pistons.
The Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers have met twice this season. The results, very different, as are the current direction of both teams.