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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Ah, that felt good. After six long years, the Wizards are finally back in the postseason and, in all likelihood, headed towards a winning season. The guys have already done a great job covering #WizardsPlayoffs from all angles, so I won't be as long-winded in this space as I usually.

Safe to say, the Wiz put a whoopin' on the Celtics. I guess they were a little angry about blowing that Bobcats game, eh? Boston never led in the game, while Washington led by as much as 33. The final 118-92 score didn't even capture fully how dominant the Wizards were in this one.

For the game, the Wiz shot 62.5 percent. (Yup.) They assisted on 29-of-45 field goals. They outrebounded the Celts 41-to-29. Bradley Beal went 7-for-8, scoring 19 points. Marcin Gortat shot 10-for-13 en route to a 22-point, eight-rebound night. John Wall only played 27 minutes and still finished with 13 points and 10 assists. Trevor Ariza had 18 points and seven rebounds. Trevor Booker scored 10 points. Andre Miller had eight assists and Al Harrington scored 12 off the bench.

Nene might be back in a week. Gortat did this (see below for more)!!

CELEBRATE!!

KEY LINKS

Road team recaps: BF StoryStream | Washington Post (gamersidebarJReid column)| AP | CSN Washington (recapsidebar) | Truth About ItWiz of AwesDC Pro Sports ReportHoop DistrictDistrict Sports PageTed's TakeWizards.comMonumental Network

Home team recaps: CelticsBlog | Boston Globe (gamersidebar) | Boston Herald (gamersidebar) | MassLive (recapsidebar) | ESPN BostonHardwood HoudiniCelticsHub

Game highlights

Postgame interviews: Randy WittmanJohn WallBradley BealMarcin GortatTrevor ArizaAl HarringtonOtto PorterBrad StevensRajon Rondo

KEY STATS

6 0 - Years since the Wizards have made the playoffs.

8 0 - Seasons spent as a head coach since Randy Wittman has guided a team to the playoffs.

TWEETS OF THE NIGHT

VIDEO/GIF OF THE NIGHT

Awwwwww. (H/T @HoopDistrictDC)

*sniff* (H/T Jason Carlos)

GAMETHREAD COMMENT OF THE NIGHT

I mean, as wonderful as the Wizards making the playoffs is, we can all agree that this is the greatest thing that has ever happened, right? Okay, just checking.

Gt_comment

GAME RECAP COMMENT(s) OF THE NIGHT ETERNITY

Wait, I spoke too soon.

Gt_comment

FAR TOO SOON.

GAMETHREAD ROLLCALL

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