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John Wall and the Wizard will try to stave off elimination in Game 5 against the Pacers. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards Try To Stave Off Elimination In Game 5

Win Tuesday against Washington and the rejuvenated Pacers will make a second straight trip to the Eastern Conference finals.

05/13/2014

Roy Hibbert of the Indiana Pacers handles the ball against Nene of the Washington Wizards during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on May 7, 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards Now Want To Slow Pacers’ Hibbert In Game 3

Wizards center Marcin Gortat heard the question and waited several seconds before speaking. He took a deep breath. Cleared his throat.

05/09/2014

A billboard along Central Avenue in Prince George's County honoring NBA MVP Kevin Durant. (Photo by Chris Lingebach/106.7 The Fan)

Billboard In Kevin Durant’s Maryland Hometown Honors NBA MVP

Just days after Durant won his first NBA MVP award, a billboard has been erected near the Thunder star’s hometown of Seat Pleasant in Prince George’s County.

05/08/2014

Roy Hibbert of the Indiana Pacers handles the ball against Nene of the Washington Wizards during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on May 7, 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hibbert Leads Pacers Past Wizards, 86-82 In Game 2

Big Roy Hibbert came up with a big answer for his critics and his teammates Wednesday night.

05/07/2014

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

Wizards Playoff Game Conflicts With Lady Gaga Concert At Verizon Center

The second-round series between the Wizards and Pacers begins Monday night in Indianapolis, but should the series go six games there could be a problem.

05/05/2014

Andre Miller of the Washington Wizards handles the ball against the Chicago Bulls during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on April 27, 2014 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards’ Miller Finally Into 2nd Round of Playoffs

When the Washington Wizards split up by position for meetings before facing first-round playoff opponent Chicago, starting guards John Wall and Bradley Beal listened while veteran Andre Miller spoke.

05/02/2014

Nene of the Washington Wizards hugs teammate John Wall at the end of Game 5 against the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the United Center on April 29, 2014 in Chicago, Ill. The Wizards defeated the Bulls 75-69 to win the series four game to one. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Passionate, Physical Nene Helps Wizards Advance

The Wizards not only have finished off the Chicago Bulls in five games — giving the franchise its first playoff series win in nine years — but they also have at least a three-day layoff before the start of Round 2.

04/30/2014

Nene Hilario of the Washington Wizards drives against Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2014 NBA Playoffs on April 29, 2014 at the United Center in Chicago, Ill. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards Outlast Bulls 75-69, Win Series 4-1

John Wall finished with 24 points, Nene scored 20, and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 75-69 on Tuesday night to clinch their first-round series in five games.

04/29/2014

Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards handles the ball against the Chicago Bulls during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on April 27, 2014 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Up 3-1, Wizards Look To Finish Off Bulls

Drew Gooden knows what it is like to play for a team that blew a 3-1 lead, so he won’t breathe easy until the Washington Wizards finish off the Chicago Bulls.

04/28/2014

The Washington Wizards huddle prior to the start of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Chicago Bulls on April 22, 2014 at the United Center in Chicago, Ill. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards Seek Real Homecourt Advantage vs. Bulls

If empty seats are any indication, the Washington Wizards are just as big of a surprise in their own city as they are to the rest of the NBA.

04/25/2014

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