The Wizards did what they needed to do, defeating a terrible Bucks team, 104-91, to secure their first winning record since 2008 and maintain their one-game lead on the Bobcats for the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Bradley Beal had a very good game 26 points and five assists on 12-of-22 shooting. John Wall chipped in 15 points and eight assists, and Marcin Gortat recorded 13 points to go with 13 rebounds. See below for a sampling of #WizardsTwitter's collective outage over Randy Wittman keeping all three on the floor in the waning moments despite the game being well in-hand.
But that alright, because WOOT WINNING BASKETBALL!!
Home team recaps: BF StoryStream | Washington Post | AP | CSN Washington (recap, sidebar) | Wiz of Awes | DC Pro Sports Report | Wizards.com | Monumental Network
Road team recaps: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Bucksketball
Postgame interviews: Randy Wittman | Bradley Beal | John Wall | Al Harrington
20 - Bucks turnovers against the Wizards, who had only nine giveaways.
TWEETS OF THE NIGHT
The referees Gianmissed that one.— Mike Prada (@MikePradaSBN) April 12, 2014
That Zaza, he's a Pachuliar player.— Bullets Forever (@BulletsForever) April 12, 2014
Sources: Wizards offered Amaris Jackson the bi-annual exception last offseason. Eric Maynor accepted the deal before she did.— Ben M (@BenAgent0) April 13, 2014
RT"@A_Naqvi_WoA: @me Can u make a photoshop of Otto Porter on the face of an Ottoman Empire Sultan?" Otto-man Sultan pic.twitter.com/XJyvYoTjcl— ConrSmith (@ConrSmith) April 13, 2014
Randy done managed to piss off #WizardsTwitter amid a 18 point blowout. #Respect.— Hoop District (@HoopDistrictDC) April 13, 2014
Free Chick-Fil-A and half off Papa John's...#Wizards fans are cheap dates— Ward Watkins (@PhoneBoothWiz) April 13, 2014
YES THIS IS THE POSTSEAS- oh wait wtf RT @MikePradaSBN: Wall’s still in when it’s a 16-point game and less than two minutes left?— Bullets Forever (@BulletsForever) April 13, 2014
#FreeAmarisJackson RT @sunilc47: @BulletsForever can we put in this 10 yr old girl already?— Bullets Forever (@BulletsForever) April 13, 2014
I'm supposed to be happy about this win instead I'm irritated Wittman has recklessly played starters well after game was in hand #Wizards— Ward Watkins (@PhoneBoothWiz) April 13, 2014
Reach the playoffs? Check. Finish over .500? Check. Win the NBA Finals? WHO KNOWS ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.— Bullets Forever (@BulletsForever) April 13, 2014
Congratulations on the winning season. It’s a very modest accomplishment, but we’ve seen Wiz seasons with even modest expectations blow up.— Mike Prada (@MikePradaSBN) April 13, 2014
VIDEO/GIF OF THE NIGHT
POSTGAME CELEBRATION COMMENT OF THE NIGHT
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WINNING SEASON PANCAKES
DC sports rules (& ruins) my life
All Washington Everything.