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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

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

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

John Wall and Bradley Beal celebrate the Washington Wizards clinching a playoff berth for the first time since 2008 after beating the Boston Celtics Wednesday night. (credit: Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Feinstein Wanted Wizards to Trade Wall, Draft Kendall Marshall Over Beal in 2012

Back in 2012, John Feinstein said the Wizards should trade John Wall for players and a lower pick in the draft and select Kendall Marshall over Bradley Beal. He revisits that moment.

04/24/2014

Bradley Beal (left) and John Wall of the Washington Wizards address the media following Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfiesnals against the Chicago Bulls on April 22, 2014 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

John Wall: ‘Show Us Some Support … We’re Serious Right Now’ (Video)

John Wall says the Wizards were “trying to leave a statement” in taking a 2-0 series lead over the Bulls on Tuesday, and his message to skeptical fans: “Show us some support … we’re serious right now.”

04/23/2014

Wizards point guard John Wall will be making his NBA playoff debut. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Wizards’ Fast-Moving Wall Set For Playoff Debut

John Wall talks as fast as he plays. That makes him entertaining to be around, even when the ball gets thrown out of bounds or when the sentences come out a bit funky.

04/17/2014

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 16: Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards shoots the ball against the Boston Celtics on April 16, 2014 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo: Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards Head to Playoffs With Win Over Celtics, 118-102

Bradley Beal scored 27 points and Washington clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

04/16/2014

Bradley Beal shoots against the Charlotte Bobcats during the game at the Verizon Center on April 9, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bobcats Top Wizards in OT, Take Inside Track on 6th Seed

Kemba Walker made the only field goal for either team in overtime, and the Charlotte Bobcats won their fifth straight Wednesday night and moved into position for the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 94-88 over the Washington Wizards.

04/09/2014

John Wall celebrates a made basket against the Boston Celtics during the game at the Verizon Center on April 2, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards End Playoff Drought With Win Over Celtics

The Washington Wizards are in the playoffs for the first time since 2008, clinching an Eastern Conference berth Wednesday night with a 118-92 win over the Boston Celtics.

04/02/2014

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