by Chris Lingebach

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The Washington Wizards surpassed the .500 mark for the first time since Oct. 31, 2009 – that’s more than four-plus years without so much as having a record one game better than .500 – on Monday.

A 100-90 victory over the Blazers brought the Wizards to 24-23 on the season, still ten games back from the first-place Miami Heat.

“Everybody’s kind of making a big deal we’re over .500,” Randy Wittman told 106.7 The Fan’s Lavar and Dukes on Tuesday. “Holy crap, let’s hope that’s not something we’re celebrating here. I want it to be something bigger than that.”

“I want these guys to understand, not so much we got over the hump, but ‘why did we get over the hump?’ and ‘how did we get over the hump?’ and ‘how do we stay over the hump?’” he said.

“We’ve got to play one way. We’re not good enough to come in on some nights and say ‘You know what? Johnny’s gonna carry us tonight. We’re just gonna get on Johnny’s back and he’s gonna carry us tonight.’ We’re not made up that way. And we’ve got to play one way; it starts defensively, from what we do from a defensive standpoint, and then we’ve got to move the ball.”

The Wizards have a chance to extend their record to two games above .500 on Wednesday — they’re hosting the Spurs.


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