Wednesday brings more national media coverage for the Wizards, as USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt led his NBA column by revisiting the team's wretched 4-28 start to the season and how coach Randy Wittman kept his players' faith long enough to eventually go on their current 13-9 streak. It's a really good read, with some excellent quotes from Wittman about keeping things in perspective. Even Rockets coach Kevin McHale, whose team fell Saturday to these new-look Wiz, weighed in on the teamwork Washington has shown on both ends of the court.

But the best comments might be from Martell Webster, who was one of Wittman's most outwardly-vocal supporters early in the season when nothing was going right.

[Wittman] kept the locker room together when it could have imploded. Wittman convinced the Wizards they were not a one- or two-man team. He refused to let players believe they were losers.

"It's hard, especially when the numbers don't add up," Wizards forward Martell Webster said. "You kind of feel like there's a divide in the team and begin to wonder why we're sticking with the system and why aren't we changing things. The fact of the matter is, we never tried to buy into it. Once we began to believe and take accountability and responsibility individually, then we began to notice the real truth of it."