Wizards “Finally” Get Over .500 in Victory Against Trail Blazers

It was just last week that I wrote that the Wizards are apparently allergic to being a winning team, having blown every opportunity to go over .500 in recent seasons.

Yet they finally got over whatever it was that was keeping them down (my guess is "being bad") and have more wins than losses for the first time since Oct. 31, 2009 after defeating the Trail Blazers 100-90 on Monday at Verizon Center.

"Finally," Bradley Beal said when addressing the crowd after the game.

It was about damn time -- it was their eighth chance this season to go over .500 -- and they did it in impressive fashion too, defeating two Western Conference powerhouses in Portland and Oklahoma City.

The Wizards were at or below .500 for 355 consecutive games entering the game, the longest active streak in the NBA by a whopping 293 games according to Elias Sports Bureau. Since that aforementioned victory on Halloween over four years ago, Washington is 120-236, the third-worst winning percentage (.336) over that span.

Coach Randy Wittman recently cautioned that "all of a sudden fairy dust is going to fall on us if we get over .500." I'm looking forward to that.

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