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Nene grabs a rebound against the Miami Heat during the game at the Verizon Center on April 14, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards Beat Up On LeBron-less Heat

Trevor Ariza scored 25 points for the Wizards, who shot 59 percent and made 14 3-pointers to move 1½ games ahead of the Charlotte Bobcats in the race for the East’s No. 6 seed.

04/14/2014

John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards drives against the Milwaukee Bucks during the game at the Verizon Center on April 12, 2014 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (credit: Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards Top Bucks 104-91, Close to Clinching 6th

For all their flaws, the Washington Wizards had no business whatsoever losing to the Milwaukee Bucks — especially after Brandon Knight was scratched with a sore right hip seconds before tipoff.

04/13/2014

Amaris Jackson announced as a member of the starting lineup. (Credit: @HeatherMCurtis1)

Wizards Sign 10-year-old Point Guard Amaris Jackson

For one night, the Washington Wizards have a new addition to their lineup, signing 10-year-old Amaris Jackson of Washington, D.C. to a one-day contract on Saturday.

04/12/2014

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

(Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Nene to Return Wednesday for Wizards vs. Bobcats

Washington Wizards forward Nene plans to ease himself back when he returns Wednesday from a knee injury.

04/08/2014

Chicago Bulls v Washington Wizards

Bulls Win 5th in a Row, Beat Wizards 96-78

If the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards meet in the first round of the playoffs, the Bulls will have a nice little blueprint to follow.

04/06/2014

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)

Grunfeld: You Must ‘Pay Your Dues’ Before Becoming Contenders

Wizards general manager Ernie Grunfeld seems to be tempering expectations, one day after his team clinched their first playoff berth since the 2007-2008 season, saying you can’t go from “not being in the playoffs for a few years” to “championship contender” right away.

04/03/2014

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)

A Wild Couple Of Days In D.C. Sports

We’re used to craziness in D.C. sports, but the events that took place from Monday afternoon until Wednesday last night were pretty incredible.

04/03/2014

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

(Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wall, Wizards Beat Hawks 101-97

The Washington Wizards are inching closer to their first playoff spot since 2008 and can earn a postseason berth Sunday if the Golden State Warriors beat the New York Knicks.

03/30/2014

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