To run, as the Washington Wizards desire with their every breath, rebounding is a must. Facing their playoff mortality, the Wizards indeed boarded like their life depended on it.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Two words from John Wall said it all as he buried his third three-pointer and held his pose in the third quarter of Game 5 vs. the Indiana Pacers: "I'm back."
INDIANAPOLIS -- Suddenly, no one is talking about Roy Hibbert being a head case, or the the 7-2 center for the Indiana Pacers being some sort of mental midget.
Basketball fans are programmed to grasp that shooters might need a minute of action to get into a rhythm. Defenders have no such luxury.