After enduring the worst start in team history, the Washington Wizards finally got in the win column their last time out.
Another victory could be hard to come by with a visit to Madison Square Garden in store.
The Wizards try to build on their latest result Friday night against the New York Knicks, who look to stay unbeaten at home and continue their recent domination in the series.
Washington opened 0-12 before escaping with an 84-82 win over Portland on Wednesday. The Wizards surrendered their fewest points of the season and held the Trail Blazers to a season-low 34.9 percent shooting, but they still had to sweat things out after blowing a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter.
"Well, we made it interesting, but we won," coach Randy Wittman said. "We just broke through the ice. I've lived in Minnesota for 15, 17 years. That ice was four or five feet deep, but it's broken through now.
"When you get to this level, you've got to have some thick skin, and you've got to be able to ...