The jabbering from Andre Miller, thought to be possibly too old before coming to the Wizards in a Feb. 20 trade, has gotten contagious.
It wasn't that Drew Gooden and Al Harrington were able to score. It was how they did it, even if it came vs. a team in the Utah Jazz that's not exactly adept at defending.
Now that Marcin Gortat can run more pick-and-rolls with Nene out of the lineup, the 6-11 center is in his comfort zone.
Earlier in the season, this is the kind of the game the Wizards would let their guard down and lose. That doesn't appear to be the case anymore.
Otto Porter and Trey Burke battled last season without ever playing each other. The opportunity for a true head-to-head matchup comes Wednesday at the Verizon Center.