This is the same Ramon Sessions who had to play his way into the NBA as a second-round draft pick, who averaged double figures for a season five times and who now is the best backup John Wall has had in his sixth year.
In fourth quarter, Sessions is sharing the backcourt with Wall and the results are much like what happened in Wednesday's 100-91 victory vs. the Memphis Grizzlies.
Mike Conley's layup at 6:13 had trimmed the deficit to 90-83, but a three-point shot from Garrett Temple and a runner by Sessions with the shot clock winding down secured the Wizards their third win in a row.
"When he throws it to me, that split second I'm trying to attack while they're still paying attention to him," said Sessions, who had 16 points, four rebounds and three assists. "It's tough. A guy like John you always got to pay attention to. You swing it to me and I'm downhill. It's one of those things you got to pick and choose your battles."
The Wizards (13-14) are winning them. With the new offense, Sessions will take charge of running side pick-and-rolls, too.
"If I get tired, I still get to be out there with the team. He's able to make plays off the pick-and-roll and make shots," Wall said. "He changes the pace also and can push it. I can pass the ball on the outlet and catch a little break on the weak side resting."
Sessions is averaging 12.6 points per game during the win streak. He has scored in double figures in six of the last seven games. What the Wizards are doing now is more conducive to his skill-set.
"My game has stayed the same. It's a different system, obviously," said Sessions, who was acquired in a trade with the Sacramento Kings last season when he was slowed by a lower back strain. "In Sacramento I wasn't as healthy as I needed to be early on in the season. For most part it's just a different system where for my game it's perfect, push the tempo, get to the basket, attack. In Sacramento it was more we're trying to post the big fella (DeMarcus Cousins)."
With Bradley Beal (leg) and Otto Porter (thigh) out and Gary Neal (lower back) on and off because of the nature of his injury, Sessions has to pick up more of the scoring slack.
"It's more freedom in the offense. I'm trying to attack the paint, draw fouls," said Sessions, who had a team-high six foul shots vs. Memphis. "Playing these kind of lineups, when we do get healthy if we got to go this route we know what it takes and we know how to get it done."