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.
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.
After letting a 25-point lead dwindle to three, Suns guards Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe got back to business Wednesday night, combining to finish with 48 points, 13 assists and 13 rebounds, helping Phoenix beat the Washington Wizards 99-93 for its fifth consecutive victory.
With 12 games remaining, Washington’s magic number is 5 to clinch its first playoff spot in six years.
The Wizards are very focused on attaining the best possible seed they can in their final 12 games, Bradley Beal told 106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier on Tuesday.
Kenneth Faried had 20 points and Aaron Brooks hit four straight free throws in the final 12 seconds, helping the injury-riddled Denver Nuggets hold off the Washington Wizards 105-102 on Sunday night.
John Wall scored 33 points, Drew Gooden got 11 of his 21 in the final quarter and the Washington Wizards overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit for a 101-94 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.
John Wall scored 23 points to lead the Wizards, but he went scoreless in the fourth and received little help from his teammates.
Perhaps we should re-name our NBA franchise the Whoa-zards because coach Randy Wittman’s team has been pretty surprising since Nene went down with a sprained knee 15 days ago.
Trevor Ariza scored 26 points, Bradley Beal added 22, and the Washington Wizards took an early lead and never lost it Wednesday night, shooting 54 percent in a 104-91 win over the Utah Jazz.