1. Wizards hold on, 97-90, to beat Indiana Pacers
It was a tale of two halves, but thankfully the Wizards managed to make enough plays down the stretch to get their fifth win of the season. The Pacers cut a 21-point lead down to three late in the game and made things a lot more difficult than it should have been after Nene carried the team with 15 points in the first 10 minutes of action. But, a win's a win and the Wizards are now 5-2 with three days of rest before their next game.
To the recaps:
2. Paul Pierce does not like back-to-back games
Pierce is in the twilight of his career and his body is ragged five games into his 17th NBA season. Needless to say, he does not like playing two games in two nights. The man needs his rest.
"I’d rather play every other day," Pierce said. "I mean, it’s tough man, especially when you play so many, 82 games. You fly … People don’t understand the grind. You come home, you land at 2 o’clock, people say, OK, you’re getting eight hours rest. A lot of us eat when we land or we’re up for a couple hours, so you don’t go to bed until four, then you wake up and go to practice and got to pay the next night."
3. The John Wall Effect
John Wall revives careers. He is the face of this franchise for a good reason -- not only because of what he can do individually but because of what he has shown he can do for others. So far, Wall has been an influential part of Garrett Temple's early season success.
4. Hear from the team
Postgame interviews after beating the Pacers: