November Was Nice, Wiz Keep Climbing the StandingsPosted on December 02, 2013 by Carlton Holliday Jr.
There is some hope, a little change, and a lot to be thankful for in Washington. Finally, there is something for Washington Wizards' fans to cheer for. With a record of 8-9, the Washington Wizards look much more promising than they did a year ago at this point.
This season, the Wizards have performed well throughout the month of November. Even with some key players missing games, the team has been able to weather the injury bug and play as consistent as possible.
Last season, the Wizards remained winless after twelve games. The Wiz lost six of their first twelve scheduled games by six points or less. The team didn't get their first taste of victory until after Thanksgiving. Eventually, the team would get its first win on November 28th, 2012. The Wizards would narrowly escape at home against the Portland Trailblazers, 84-82.
The Wiz would go on to finish season with a miserable record of 29-53, twelfth in the Eastern Conference.
This season the Wizards would start off almost as horrible as last. With a 2-7 start, things were beginning to look like another year of woes in Washington. The Wizards have since flipped the script, and are playing their best basketball of the season.
Currently, the Wiz are just one game under a .500 winning percentage at 8-9. The team also has the fourth best record in the Eastern Conference. The only three teams with better records are the (15-1) Indiana Pacers, (13-3) Miami Heat and (9-9) Atlanta Hawks. However, because of division seeding purposes, the (6-9) Toronto Raptors are fourth in the standings while the Wizards are fifth.
The Wizards are currently winners of six of their last eight games which has been four pairs of back-to back games, an impressive feat regardless of your opponents. This has been a history making month for the Wizards' franchise. It has been the franchise's best record for the month of November since ushering in the John Wall era. Let's hope as the months keep going by, the Wizards can keep a firm grasp on their place in the East standings.