The discrepancy between what the Washington Wizards’ record says they are and what they believe they are has perhaps never been greater. The team, too low in the standings to ever be taken seriously as a playoff threat, has gotten high in spirits thanks to the convergence of good health and burgeoning confidence. The most swagger-filled 7-28 team in NBA history arrived in Sacramento riding a season-high three-game winning streak and believing teams should overlook them at their own peril. And it didn’t take long for the Wizards to show that they had adopted a new attitude...
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