The Wizards won their last four games of the regular season.
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Bradley Beal scored 12 of his game-high 27 points in the fourth quarter and the Washington Wizards cruised to a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday to clinch the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
The Wizards (44-38) won their last four games of the regular season for their best record in nine years and will face the Chicago Bulls on the road Sunday in their first playoff game in six years.
The Celtics (25-57) went 3-16 in their last 19 games to finish with their worst record since going 24-58 in 2006-07, the season before they added Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett and won the team's first NBA championship in 22 years.
By Jim Brighters, NBA Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
The regular season is behind us.
The postseason awaits.
In two short months from now, the NBA will crown its champion, but before then, there are individual honors to be passed out. We shall examine who is most deserving and who will actually win because, let's face it, the two aren't always the same.