When a team circles its wagons after it loses a key cog like John Wall, lip service is to be expected as players always will say the right things.
Based on the way the playoffs are going, it's probably a good time to resurrect the discussion of where the Wizards rank among NBA backcourts.
Two days after Ray Lewis stepped into the locker room before the Wizards practiced, Garrett Temple is still singing his praises after they won Game 3 vs. the Atlanta Hawks without John Wall.
After hitting the game winning shot to give the Wizards a 2-1 series lead on Saturday night, Paul Pierce has been the center of attention.
The fractured left and and wrist of John Wall is starting to look better, but there's no indication that he's anywhere close to practicing or playing again as the Wizards prepare Sunday for Game 4