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Trevor Ariza #1 and Marcin Gortat #4 of the Washington Wizards rebound against Roy Hibbert #55 of the Indiana Pacers in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Verizon Center on May 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jason Reid: Re-signing Ariza and Gortat Could Lead Wizards to 50 Wins

Trevor Ariza and Marcin Gortat, whose contracts are expiring, were incredibly instrumental in the Wizards making the playoffs. WaPo’s Jason Reid makes a strong case for the Wizards re-signing both this offseason.

05/16/2014

Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins and musician Wale watch the Washington Wizards play the Indiana Pacers during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Verizon Center on May 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Best Moments from Wizards Playoff-Eliminating Loss to Pacers

No D.C. sports fan enjoys watching one of their teams get eliminated from the playoffs, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t some fun moments in the Wizards loss worthy of a second glance.

05/16/2014

Nene #42, Bradley Beal #3 and Trevor Ariza #1 of the Washington Wizards leave the court after their loss against the Indiana Pacers during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Verizon Center on May 15, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Wizards’ Historic Playoff Run Ends With Game 6 Loss To Pacers

The Indiana Pacers beat the Washington Wizards 93-80 Thursday night to advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the second straight year.

05/15/2014

Wizards' Marcin Gortat (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Cakes Finally Gets LICK at JP; EB and Lurch Shamefully Defend JP

Cakes uncharacteristically blew up on a fellow Junkie Thursday, unleashing on JP for incessantly inferring the Wizards wouldn’t be in the playoffs if they were a Western Conference team, and then EB and Lurch shamefully defended JP.

05/15/2014

John Wall of the Washington Wizards takes it to the basket against the Indiana Pacers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Verizon Center on May 11, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards Need John Wall’s Revival Show To Continue

It’s unclear exactly when John Wall got his mojo back. Maybe it started on the plane ride to Indianapolis.

05/15/2014

Check out this weird mask thing Gilbert claims restricts his breathing while he trains. (Credit: MrAgentZero/Instagram)

Gilbert Arenas Training Videos Prove He’s Actually Working on Comeback (Watch)

Former Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas has been hard working on his game, preparing for his NBA comeback, in the gym. His jumper’s seriously looking pretty good. There’s video to prove it.

05/14/2014

John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards addresses the media after the game against the Indiana Pacers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 13, 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Credit: Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Randy Wittman to Slumping John Wall Before Game 5: ‘Believe in Yourself’

John Wall informed reporters after the Wizards dominant Game 5 victory over the Pacers Tuesday night, to stave off elimination, of head coach Randy Wittman’s inspirational words that helped pull him from an unconquerable playoff slump.

05/14/2014

Nils Lofgren, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band perform at Consol Energy Center on October 27th, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Nils Lofgren of E Street Band Recalls Writing ‘Bullets Fever’ in 1978

Legendary musician and Bullets fan Nils Lofgren (guitarist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band) recalls the magical experience of writing “Bullets Fever” in 1978.

05/14/2014

Roy Hibbert #55 of the Indiana Pacers finds it hard to watch from the bench in the fourth quater of the 102-79 loss to the Washington Wizards in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 13, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Tim Legler’s Prescient Roy Hibbert Commentary Before Wiz Game 5 Win

If Tim Legler’s seemingly prescient pre-Game 5 observation of Roy Hibbert proves true, the Wizards could find themselves extending their series against the Pacers to 7 games.

05/13/2014

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Wizards Stay Alive With 102-79 Blowout at Indiana

Marcin Gortat had 31 points and 16 rebounds, John Wall scored 27 points and the Washington Wizards rode a 39-rebound advantage to a 102-79 rout of Indiana on Tuesday night, cutting the Pacers’ lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals to 3-2.

05/13/2014

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