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Wizards succeeding despite extra attention

Today's Wake-Up Call looks at the Wizards 93-84 win over the Jazz and how they're adjusting to extra attention from lesser teams now that they're among the conference's best.

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1. Wizards tune out Jazz, 93-84

The Wizards' backcourt -- BW Parkway, Dash and Splash (my personal preference), House of Guards, or whatever else you want to call John Wall and Bradley Beal -- came through last night and had big performances to give the Wizards yet another home victory. The team is now 17-6 and, despite a sluggish first half last night, are playing quality basketball.

To the recaps!

Bullets Forever

Truth About It

Wiz of Awes

Comcast SportsNet

The Washington Post


2. Wizards' success is getting noticed by opponents

Teams are starting to realize that the Wizards aren't anywhere near the pushovers they used to be. Now, games against Washington are the ones teams are marking on the calendars as big games against a quality opponent. And deservedly so. The Wizards are playing some of the best ball in the NBA, despite being in the lesser eastern conference.

3. Caps stars showing support for Wizards

Caps superstar Alex Ovechkin and teammate Evgeny Kuznetsov were in attendance for last night's win against the Jazz. Ovechkin was in a John Wall jersey and Kuznetsov repped a Paul Pierce jersey. It's awesome to see players from all D.C. sports teams showing support for each other. We already saw Wall at a Redskins game earlier this season (along with soon-to-be Wizard, Kevin Durant, of course) and now the Caps are showing out for the Wizards.

Ovechkin also took some time to chat and pose for pictures with the Polish Machine afterwards.

4. Hear from the team

Marcin Gortat one-on-one with Glenn Consor

John Wall

Bradley Beal

Paul Pierce

Marcin Gortat

Randy Wittman