The Washington Wizards earned their 5th win of the season last night and 2nd overall against the Toronto Raptors with a 111-108 overtime victory in the nation's capital.
Tonight marked a lot of new things for the Wizards. I noticed a new attitude, new sense of direction, and most importantly, an established identity.
From the moment I walked on to the court at Verizon center yesterday afternoon, I noticed that things were very different. No, it wasn't 80's throwback day in the media room nor were the coffee and soda machines out of place. Assistant coach Sam Cassell was leading shooting drills.
Yes, Wizards fan, you read that correctly. The team was practicing their shooting.
My only question is, what took so long?
What took so long for the Wizards to be able to come out and establish offensive dominance early on? What took so long for Trevor Booker to get rewarded with points after all his hustle plays? What took so long for the Wizards to earn their 5th win? And finally, what took so long for Mo Evans to get some playing time? I was starting to think the poor guy was the highest paid cheerleader on the team.