• Wizards clinch first playoff berth since 2008

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Apr 3, 2014
    As excited as they were last night, the Wizards say their work isn’t done. After the final buzzer sounded, the playoff celebration was mild compared to the one fans and players engaged in last April, when the Wizards clinched a berth at home with a win over the Chicago Bulls. The lede from Michael Lee’s gamer after the Wizards clinched a playoff spot with a win over the Bulls: The Wizards shot 62.5 percent their highest game percentage in 13 years and all five starters scored in double figures, rendering superfluous the customary off-the-bench burst from coach Randy Wittman's "AARP group" of Al Harrington, Andre Miller and Drew Gooden. "They had a losing culture here," said 34-year-old forward Al Harrington, part of Wittman's "AARP group" that joined the team this season to provide invaluable leadership and bench scoring. "But today's a new day. I think things are changing." If so, it's long overdue.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Wizards savor long-awaited return to playoffs

      Sure, it was easy for the Washington Wizards to say they were going to rebuild their team the "right way," using the draft to restock the roster and doing a lot of losing before, hopefully, getting back to at least a little bit of winning.
      Source: nba.com
    • Wizards celebrate playoff berth like it’s 2005

      John Wall and his Wizards teammates were in a celebratory mood last night after clinching the franchise’s first playoff berth since 2008 with a 118-82 win over the Celtics. Words can’t explain how happy I am right now !! #playoffs #wizkids #believe — Jo…

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