Washington Wizards go above .500 for first time in four years

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Washington Wizards 100-90 win over Portland last night resembled much more than just another tick in the W column, it was the first time that the organization had gone over .500 since 2009!

There was no great celebration for the occasion, fans didn't go wild, players weren't jumping up and down and there'll be no presidential address; but a huge weight has finally been lifted off the collective shoulders of all associated with the Wizards.

"It's only one game over, but, yeah, it's a big relief," said point guard John Wall, a former No. 1 overall pick who has tried to drag the Wizards forward by himself since 2010. "But the main thing is we've got bigger goals to try to keep winning games and try to keep getting better and try not to go back down -- so we won't have to have this talk again."

Wall netted 22 points on the night, with Trevor Ariza added 20 coupled with another solid defensive game for the Wizards. The franchise hadn't possessed a winning record since beating the New Jersey Nets to improve to 2-1 on Halloween in 2009.

I'll leave the final word to Bradley Beal who, after the game, simply mouthed "Finally." 

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