Everyone here that used to hate eating their vegetables as a kid can relate to the Wizards' 104-91 win over the Jazz. You procrastinate, picking at your bowl of peas while delaying the inevitable. Your parents glare at you, and you know, deep down, that you really should listen to them. And eventually, you finish, but not after taking way longer than you should and not after some sort of reward is floated.

We know the Wizards don't enjoy eating their vegetables. Games they should win rarely seem impressive, and there have been times where they didn't finish the job altogether and were metaphorically grounded. But lately, it seems like the Wizards are at least realizing they better do as their parents say because it'll lead to the reward of better playoff seeding.

That was tonight in a nutshell. There were stretches where the Wizards chowed down and raced far enough ahead to feel comfortable. A John Wall floater put the Wizards up 15 midway through the third, and things seemed good.

But rather than finishing the few remaining vegetables left, the Wizards remembered why they hate eating their vegetables in the first place. The offensive movement died and the defensive communication faded, allowing Utah to end the third on a 7-0 run and eventually cut the lead to five early in the fourth. Someone needed to be the parent that reminded the team about the task at hand before getting the reward.