And you always bring your A game when you're playing against the best.
"They're going through some adjustments of not having all their players, and they're trying to add some new people to their team".
"I feel like we're the best team".
"That's what we tend to do sometimes".
"I just don't understand that we tanked [to miss] them, and they went to seven games against a team that was a number one seed and they lost", Smith told ESPN.
Nonetheless, if the Wizards can regroup, now that Markieff Morris has returned, then they have a legitimate shot at challenging the CAVS in the conference finals. Wall's scoring (20.5 ppg) and assists (10.4 apg) averages are close to the numbers he produced in 2016-17 (23.1 ppg, 10.7 apg), but the four-time All Star has been less efficient.
Communication on the floor is their biggest issue.
Wall said the Wizards will be faced with a similar challenge. However, with the way that Porter has been playing, if he's open, he should take it. As a result he is listed as questionable for Washington's game against the Toronto Raptors Sunday night.
The fact that Beal has such confidence in his team is a very good sign.
"I think if you look at past year, people might say they did or didn't, but I think they didn't want the number one seed for a reason because we would've played them in the second round", Wall told ESPN's Rachel Nichols and Paul Pierce, referring to Cleveland.
The Wizards were the #4 seed, and they pushed the Celtics to seven games in the Eastern Conference finals. "So teams are really coming after us and giving us their A game".