There are no curses and "choke" is too strong. But the Wizards and Capitals should have both been playing in the conference finals next week
It's clear Wiz felt they should have won series. You can see it on Beal and Wall's face. They credit Hawks but know they let this slip away
There are two teams remaining in the playoffs that I think are better than the Cavs. Hawks aren't one of them. Neither were the Wizards.
Pierce and Nene still in Wizards locker room in uniform. Almost like that ending was still hard to believe
As far as heartbreaking ways 4 Bullets/Wiz to lose, this 1 is up there. From 5 non-displaced fractures to fingertips, tough 4 Wiz to stomach
Let's all be honest though, Playoff Wizards were more fun than Playoff Hawks.
Wiz-Hawks 1st quarter score:20-19. Warriors at 6 mins of 1st quarter: 22 pts
To loosely quote Jose Conseco, "that Wizards loss was devastating"
Take away Paul Pierce and that Hawks-Wizards series would have been one of the least entertaining in years.
That was a horrible final play for the Wizards - until Pierce got it, just a millisecond too late.
That's beyond brutal for Pierce and the Wizards. Late by a couple hundredths of a second.
Great finish - heart break for Wizards - needed maybe .1 more to tie that
Teague is going off and shouting at fans. Pierce 3 doesn't count. Wizards season over. Hawks move on to face LeBron.
Shot overturned. Wizards lose. Season over.
Have I mentioned that Wiz-Hawks has been consistently compelling?
Wizards gave the Hawks the chance to foul on a silver platter.
Hawks 94, Wizards 91 with 6.4 seconds left. Wizards ball.
Wizards are now likely going home for the summer thanks mainly to a catastrophic few minutes from Nene.
Hawks 93, Wizards 89 with 30.7 seconds left after back-to-back baskets from DeMarre Carroll.
Wiz-Hawks has been consistently compelling.
Hawks 91, Wizards 89 wtih 57.9 seconds left.
Coach Lionel Hollins once said that in close games it is imperative that players make safe, not risky plays. The Wizards are doing both
Wiz missed wide-open threes on back-to-back possessions.