Wizards Gain Confidence with Wall Back
After the Wizards pulled out a gutsy 112-108 victory on Friday over a Denver Nuggets team that rarely loses at Pepsi Center, Martell Webster needed to see a replay of John Wall’s game-saving block on Ty Lawson with 2.7 seconds remaining.
“I feel like we should have three,” Wall said, referencing the Wizards’ loss in Sacramento two nights before, when he missed two free throws that could’ve won the game. In the fourth quarter against Denver, Wall scored eight points and handed out two assists, accounting for 13 of the Wizards’ 32 points.
“In our minds, we’re 5-0 right now, winning-streak wise,” Beal said after scoring a team-high 23 points against the Nuggets. “We’re capable of competing and beating anybody. As long as we keep doing what we’re doing, out there competing, playing hard with passion and integrity, we’ll be all right.”
(Randy) Wittman knows that perceptions of his team won’t change with a modest run, but he believes that the Wizards are much better than their record right now.
Beal agreed that the WIzards’ record is deceptive. “I think it should be flipped around, honestly. It’s all falling into place for us.”