The Washington Wizards' season ended with life's cruelest reminder: Time catches up with everyone.
Time caught up with Paul Pierce, whose game-tying three pointer came just a split second after the final horn.
Time caught up with John Wall, who ran out of time to make a difference in this series after his hand cost him half of the series.
Time caught up with Nene, who showed throughout the series he just isn't fast enough to keep up with the modern NBA big man, who can jump higher, run faster and stretch the floor better.
Time caught up with Marcin Gortat, who played 12 minutes and 19 seconds in an elimination game. UPDATE: As it turns out, Gortat had food poisoning, which certainly makes his Game 6 performance and lack of playing time more understandable.
Time caught up with Kevin Seraphin, who shocked everyone by keeping the Wizards in the game early when the starters stumbled out of the blocks, but couldn't sustain that level of performance forever.
Time caught up with Bradley Beal, who scored 29 and helped limit Kyle Korver to 2 points, but couldn't get the timing right on shots that could have turned the momentum in the game sooner.
Time caught up with the rest of the Wizards' bench, who just couldn't hang with Hawks' bench.
And of course, time caught up with Randy Wittman, who ran out of ways to slow down Atlanta's attack and generate enough offense to force a Game 7.
There will be plenty to discuss in the coming days and months about where the Wizards go from here. How will the Wizards inject youth into their aging frontcourt? How do the Wizards unleash the best of what we saw from John Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter next season? Is it time to make a major shakeup? We don't have the answer to any of these questions just yet, but starting now, we'll have plenty of time to discuss where to go from here.