Wizards center Marcin Gortat heard the question and waited several seconds before speaking. He took a deep breath. Cleared his throat.
The potential conflict between a Washington Wizards home playoff game and a Lady Gaga concert has been avoided.
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.
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.
If NBA commissioner Adam Silver hadn’t handed down such a strong penalty to Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the Washington Wizards wouldn’t have closed out against the Bulls Tuesday night, because neither team would have taken the court.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ticket prices to see the Washington Wizards host their first playoff game since 2008 are skyrocketing in advance of Friday night’s Game 3 against the Chicago Bulls.