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Today's Wake-Up Call takes a look at the Wizards falling down the Eastern Conference standings and Trevor Booker coming through with the highlight play of the year.

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1. Wizards get blown out by the red hot Atlanta Hawks

The Wizards were able to come close a few times but Atlanta was unstoppable on Sunday afternoon. What doomed Washington was their inability to take care of the ball. They ended up with 19 turnovers (Including 8 from John Wall) which the Hawks turned into 31 points. It's next to impossible to win games with that number of mistakes. One thing the Wizards can take solace in was that Atlanta is red hot, having won 22 of their last 24 games.

To the recaps!

Bullets Forever

CSN Washington

The Washington Post

Wiz of Awes

2. Wizards move back down to 4th place in the Eastern Conference

With the loss to Atlanta, Toronto's win over Boston, and Chicago's win over the Bucks; the Wizards have moved into 4th place in the East. Luckily they are only a 1/2 game back on Chicago and have a 6 game cushion over the Bucks and Cavaliers for the 5th seed. However, it's not all bad news as the Wizards have moved up on the latest SB Nation Power rankings (7th, up from 10th last week) as a reward for their strong play against the Bulls, Knicks, and Pelicans.

3. The CSN graphics crew has the best typos

Firsto Lasto had a great game with 11 points and 10 assists by the way. Although I don't think he could ever top the impossible stats he accumulated here.

4. Trevor Booker hit one of the strangest circus shots you'll ever see

Ol' Cook Book is still playing productive minutes with the Utah Jazz, but something tells me this play wasn't exactly drawn up for him.

Bonus: Michael Lee thinks Gerald Green should be a potential trade target for the Wizards

Michael Lee makes an argument for why Gerald Green could be a valuable weapon for the Wizards moving forward. Let us know what you think in the comments section.