The Washington Wizards aren’t off to the greatest start in the 2018-19 season, but they’ve managed to stay reasonably competitive in each of their first three games. The Wizards opened the season at home, losing a close game to one of their Southeast division rivals, the Miami Heat. They followed this effort by losing another close game at home to one of the Eastern Conferences’ premier teams in the Toronto Raptors.
Washington would need to go on the road to reverse their fortunes, gaining their first win of the season in overtime against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night. Even though three games is a small sample size, the Wizards have already begun to show some tendencies and patterns through their first few games of the season.
Any team with hopes of competing in the playoffs wants to develop good habits. Getting in the routine of making the right play without a second thought can often be the difference between winning and losing. If the Wizards want to make sure they can advance in the playoffs come April and May, October and November is the perfect time to start developing that foundation.
Here are three things we’ve learned about the Wizards through their first three games.
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