The Washington Wizards have clinched a playoff spot.
The Celtics beat the Hornets so the Wizards have clinched a playoff spot.
Wizards are off today but they will clinch their playoff spot if the Hornets lose to the Celtics tonight.
Still early for this, but a legit fear for fans: scraping by Wizards and then losing in second round being viewed as progress by Raps FO.
End of 3Q. Wiz rallying. Wittman puts in four smalls + Gooden, has Webster guarding Harden for some reason. Harden easily zips in for layup.
Gortat on what’s stopping the Wizards from playing their best: “No comment.”
Wizards wore Los Wizards jerseys. Nets celebrating Chinese culture day. And I think it's still Green Week. Can't keep track of NBA holidays.
Rockets pull off the 99-91 win over Wizards. They play Toronto tomorrow.
Rockets 99, Wizards 91. Houston is 50-23, tied with Memphis for the second-best record in the West. http://t.co/qVZUPsLW8q
Wizards free fall continues...wow.
FINAL: Rockets 99, Wizards 91. Win number 50 is in the books! Harden 24-6a, Brewer 15p, Smoove 14p-10r. Good min for Prigioni, NJohnson.
This Wiz-Rox game is not going to be part of my case for more weekend matinee games. Yuck.
Randy Wittman walked off last week while Wizards were still playing. This one has been so hideous I'm surprised didn't leave in 2nd quarter.
Fans behind me are clamoring for Gortat to get more fourth quarter time. Guess who just checked in with 2:41 left. Wiz down 93-83
Wiz playing the Al Pacino clip from that football movie I can't remember the name of. Fans don't seem inspired. Wiz neither.
IF, if, the Grizzlies fell to the Spurs today, and the Rockets hold on to beat the Wizards, HOU would take over the 2-seed out West.
Wizards shooting 40 percent from the field this afternoon.
Wizards effectively using the hack-a-everyone strategy.
Wizards have outscored Rockets 17-8 since Porter entered the game in 3Q.
Otto Porter and Ramon Sessions seem to have this elusive focus and purpose that Wittman speaks so highly of. Wiz pull within 4, 76-72
McHale calls timeout, Wizards rolling now down, 76-72.
Wizards say sellout. 13th this season.
James Harden with another end of quarter drive to the bucket. However a blocking foul gives the Wiz 2 FT with 3.7 left.
Wizards going with a hack-a-Joey. Just missed a pair of free throws.
Wizards on a 7-0 crawl, cut Rockets lead to 8.
Wiz wake up force McHale to call timeout. It's 61-50 visitors.
Wiz acting like they slept in.
Ensuring we never get a long Wizards-Rockets series is the best reason to keep conferences.
Rockets shot 58.5 percent from the floor in 1half. Wiz shot 37.2.
Wizards shot badly -- 16 of 43 -- in the first half, but Rockets also kept them out of the paint. Wiz just 9 of 20 in the paint.
The good news for the Wiz is that Bradley Beal seems to be finding a bit of an offensive rhythm. The bad news is that Harden is too