The Wizards no longer have the NBA’s worst record – or second-worst, for that matter – after sweeping a three-game home stand against the Los Angeles Clippers, New York and Brooklyn. At 11-14, the Wizards have more home wins than four other teams and have turned Verizon Center into an unpleasant place for visitors, with eight of the past nine foes going down in Chinatown.

“People may or may not believe in home-court advantage, but there is,” Coach Randy Wittman said. “You’re sleeping in your own bed. You’re doing your own thing in your own town. And you’ve got your crowd, your fans behind you.”
But the Wizards won’t have the comforts of home in their final two games before the all-star break, as they face a playoff contender in Milwaukee and an improving Detroit squad that had them their worst loss of the season when the teams met in December.
And for all of the success they have had in recent weeks, winning 10 of the past 17, they remain wretched on the road. They have the league’s worst road record at 3-21 and would need to defeat the Bucks and Pistons to match Sacramento, Phoenix and Charlotte with five road wins.
Even the return of John Wall hasn’t been a remedy for the Wizards’ road woes, with the team going 2-6 away from home.
“You’ve got to play better on the road. That’s the bottom line in this league,” Wittman said. “We’ve got to figure out a way to play better on the road and do it consistently. And it starts defensively, getting it going. That’s our next step. Take it on the road. I feel good about going into these next two games because of what we’ve done [at home]. We went through a tough stretch of games here. A lot of good games.”
The last time the Wizards won three straight games, they were feeling extremely confident as they embarked on a five-game trip out West. That trip started with a disappointing loss to lowly Sacramento, in which they blew a five-point lead in the final four minutes, and ended with another unsettling loss in Utah, as they rallied from a 22-point deficit and got within three points before fading at the finish.
The Wizards have lost four in a row overall on the road, after getting swept on a three-game swing through Philadelphia, Memphis and San Antonio. In each of those defeats, the Wizards were undone by poor second quarters and fell into deficits that they unable to overcome.