Thursday , Jan , 17 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Washington Wizards a Potential Eastern Conference Power

What the Washington Wizards did these last few days is expand the possibilities. What they did, beating the Boston Celtics not once but twice, demonstrated how good they can be without Gilbert Arenas, and probably how good they can be once he returns. They showed they can sustain a credible defensive effort against the best team in their conference, on the road no less.

They showed, even while slogging through a fourth game in a fourth city in five nights, they’ve developed the physical toughness to push back against the best teams in the East. Surviving without their best player, Arenas, made for a nice story. But beating the Celtics here and in Boston made the
entire league take notice of what Coach Eddie Jordan and the Wizards are doing. They’ve won three of four and seven of 11. Since starting 0-5, the Wizards are 20-12. Click here for more from the Washington Post.