As coach-speak goes every game is important, but the stretch the Wizards are entering for the next two weeks can help them create separation between themselves and the field in the East.
Ending the week 2-1, after Saturday's gritty, 111-100 comeback win at the Milwaukee Bucks, is what the Wizards (9-3) were looking for all along.
Paul Pierce issued the warning to the Wizards entering their third set of back-to-backs this season.
Drew Gooden, who hadn't played since Nov. 7, began the second half with the Wizards after Nene was declared out because of a troublesome right foot vs the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.
Paul Pierce quickly put Friday's win vs.