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The Washington Wizards are currently on an 8-game win streak, as the club makes a push for an Eastern Conference play-in spot. Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook have obviously balled out during the stretch, but their bench is also stepping up with winning efforts. Guys like Raul Neto, Davis Bertans, Daniel Gafford, Ish Smith and Robin Lopez are all playing solid basketball in April. Although the team looks highly confident at the moment, Neto says Westbrook has done a great job as a leader and remained positive towards his teammates even when they were losing early on.

(Via Hoop District):

“One thing that Russ always tried to keep in our minds is how good we are. Even though we were not winning games in the beginning, we were having good games. We beat some good teams, so we know what we can do in this league. I think that’s the most important thing.”