The Washington Wizards only have five games remaining on their schedule. The postseason is slowly creeping up on us and the Wizards. It’s almost here!
The Wizards currently hold the No. 5 seed in the conference and stand just a game behind the fourth seeded Toronto Raptors. Four or five is likely where the Wizards will end the season, and that actually works in their favor due to who their second-round opponent could potentially be.
With the Cleveland Cavaliers locked into the second seed, the winner of the third seed vs. sixth seed matchup always matches up with the winner of the second seed vs. seven seed series. If the Cavs are to win that series, then either the third or sixth seed would face them in the second round. And I don’t think I have to tell you this, but no one wants to face LeBron James in the playoffs.
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The Wizards however, should worry about their first-round matchup before boggling their minds over the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. They will likely be taking on the Toronto Raptors, though a matchup with the Chicago Bulls is still a possibility.
The Wizards could also still grab the third seed, as they stand just two games behind the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference. With five games left, a whole realm of possibilities loom over Washington. They have already clinched a playoff berth, and two easy games are coming up.
They will take on the Philedelphia 76ers tomorrow night, followed by a game in the Barclay’s Center against the Brooklyn Nets. They will then return home for one last game in the Verizon Center against the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks, and will finish off the season on the road in Indiana and Cleveland, respectively.
Starting point guard John Wall has caught fire at the right time, as he has gone four straight games recording 12 assists or more. He dished out 18 against the New Y0rk Knicks on Friday night.
The Wizards were struggling a bit about a week ago, as they fell short in four straight. But they followed that losing streak by winning four out of five, including an impressive victory against the Memphis Grizzlies on the road. They are now back on track and looking to head into the playoffs on a high note.
We will have to covered right here at All Over The Hill throughout the postseason, so stay tuned!