The Wizards could win this game. Of course, the same could be said at halftime on Sunday night against the Warriors, but Washington is up by a score of 51-43 lead at the break, and John Wall is looking sharp.
Wall has 24 points on an unreal 10-of-11 shooting. He has been unstoppable off the dribble and in transition, and has finished at the rim despite contact and all types of body contortion.
JaVale McGee and Kevin Seraphin are providing good production for the Wizards depleted frontcourt. JaVale has had a nice game as well, he has five points and seven rebounds, playing under control and around the basket, which Flip Saunders praised him for doing after his career night against Golden State. Seraphin has six points, six rebounds and two steals and is +12 in 17 minutes off the bench.
The Wizards defense has also been impressive, holding the Jazz to 38.8 percent from the field, while compiling four steals and five blocks.
Washington is thin tonight and it'll be interesting to see how they hold up down the stretch. But right now this game has the makings of a second road win for the Wizards. (JINX ALERT JINX ALERT JINX ALERT)