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Final game before All-Star break is the most important for the Wizards

The Wizards have snapped their five-game losing streak and reeled off two straight wins against the lowly Nets and Magic. For those games to mean anything, though, they'll need to win in Toronto on Wednesday night in their final game before the All-Star break.

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1. The importance of beating Toronto on Wednesday

The Wizards did what they couldn't do during their five-game losing streak -- take care of business against struggling teams. The past two games, against the Brooklyn Nets and Orlando Magic respectively, gave the bench unit a ton of opportunities to get themselves comfortable on the court because of the blowout nature of the games.

But the final game before All-Star Weekend Wednesday night in Toronto against the Raptors will be huge. They'll need to keep momentum and do it against a team they have been outmatched against and have yet to beat this season.

2. Wizards win second in a row, 96-80, vs Magic

John Wall dazzled and nearly notched a triple-double, while Marcin Gortat did the dirty work defensively and on the glass as the Wizards stomped out any attempt for an Orlando comeback en route to a 96-80 Beal-less victory in D.C. Kris Humphries left the game after bruising his back when he fell on it going after a rebound, but was walking fine upon leaving the locker room post-game. He said he was "hurting, bro," but offered no more explanation than that. My guess is that he'll be okay to play Wednesday in Toronto.

To the recaps!

Bullets Forever

Comcast SportsNet

The Washington Post

Wiz of Awes

Truth About It

3. Wall has three cell phones

What does this mean and why is it of any importance? I wish I knew. But USA Today sat down with Wall to talk about...his cell phones and what he uses each one for.

4. Drew Gooden III makes good use of more playing time

With Humphries leaving Monday night's game with a bruised back, Gooden III stepped in to fill his shoes in his most playing time since the first game of the season. He recorded 10 points and four rebounds, including an impressive three-point play from near the three-point arc.

5. Beer lady recounts her 30 seconds of fame

Why Mason Plumlee decided to put his hands on the waitress carrying a dozen cups of beer when he could have just continued his momentum and fell into a seated fan, I have no idea. But he did push her and the result was an impressive beer display all over the Verizon Center floor when the Wizards took on the Nets last week. The woman who was in the center of it all recounts her story.