The week began with John Wall and the Washington Wizards on a five-game losing streak and facing a daunting margin just to reach the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
After a pair of victories over the two teams right ahead of them in the standings, wins that came by an average of 32 points, the Wizards are in a far different place. “Now we’re in it,” forward Jared Dudley said. “Before, if we lose these two, we would have been out of it. We win these two, now we’re in the thick of things.”
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