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NBA Playoffs 2014: Wizards vs. Pacers

Wizards choose pride over grief

The Wizards' season ended Thursday, but afterwards, players were talking about how much they accomplished this year.

Graduation Day for the Wizards

The Wizards have passed their first big test. Now, it's time to go out into the world and make a name for themselves.

Don't take the 2013-14 Wizards for granted

They weren't perfect and there are many questions ahead, but the 2013-14 Wizards accomplished a hell of a lot.

Wizards season ends as they drop Game 6, 93-80

It's over. The Wizards made it a game, but couldn't complete their comeback, losing the series, 4-2.

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This is the end

A playoff run longer than many expected is finally over. Washington made a second-half push after a poor first half, but Indiana pulled away down the stretch for a 93-80 win.

Your Wizards Pacers game thread (Part 1)

Discuss the first half here.

Game 6 preview: Can they keep it up?

The Washington Wizards bounced back in game five, defeating Indiana, staving off elimination and making the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs extend to six games. With elimination one loss away, though, can they keep the Pacers on the r

Game 6 is only hours away

Game 6 is Thursday night. Enjoy these links as you prepare.

The Wiz made Hibbert's life miserable

Coach Nick's video breakdown focuses on the Polish Hammer's big night and how Washington involved Roy Hibbert in pick and rolls, exposing his lack of mobility.

Playoff Pixels: Long live these Wizards

The Wizards appeared to be dead in the water heading into Game 6, down 3-1 to the Pacers. But in a #SoWizards turn of events, John Wall and Marcin Gortat both had breakthrough games as Washington kept its postseason alive with a dominant 102-79 win.

The set that got Wall loose

After a shaky start to the game, John Wall finally got loose and toasted the Indiana Pacers defense for 27 points on 11-20 shooting in just three quarters of work. We break down a key new set that helped the Wizards get him going.

Gortat, Wall show Wizards' character

The Wizards' battery had faltered in this series against the Pacers. Needing to respond, John Wall and Marcin Gortat did just that, carrying Washington to a season-saving win.

Wall, Gortat star as Wiz avoid elimination

John Wall and Marcin Gortat both struggled mightily in D.C. With the Wizards' season on the line, they both stepped up in a huge way, leading the Wizards to a stunning 102-79 victory in Game 5.

Your Wizards-Pacers game thread (Part 2)

Discuss the second half here.

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Stop, Hammer time: Gortat, Wall keep season alive

With the season on the line, the Wizards responded in a huge way. Marcin Gortat had 31 and 16 and John Wall broke out of his slump with 27 points, carrying the Wizards to a 102-79 win. Indiana's lead is down to 3-2.

The Wizards need John Wall

Game 5 might be John Wall's last chance to have a big night for the Wizards. Will he step up?

Breakdown of the breakdown

The Wizards built up a double-digit lead heading into the half, but after more uneven play from their starters, allowed Indiana to get right back in it. We examine some of the break downs defensively that got the Pacers going.

Video: Pacers at Wizards Game 4 Breakdown

Before the Wizards collapsed, the Pacers were collapsing. Did anyone besides Paul George actually want to win this game?

The backs are against the wall

The Washington Wizards are down 3-1 to the Indiana Pacers in the Round 2 best-of-seven series. This is as dark as it gets. So, what would you say to this team?

Your Wizards-Pacers game thread (Part 1)

Discuss the first half here.

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Red, white and blue towels on every level

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By George, the Wizards blew it

Spurred by their bench, the Wizards took a 17-point halftime lead, but it all fell apart. The offense died in the fourth quarter and the Wizards lost, 95-92. They now trail 3-1 in the series.

Time to be the aggressors

The Wizards must be willing to attack Indiana's rim protection if they want to have a chance to win Game 4.

Watch local celebrities dance to 'Happy'

The Washington Wizards release a video of Pharrell Williams' latest hit, their way as Ted Leonsis, Mayor Vincent Gray, local media, and more show off their dance moves.

Can the Wizards play from behind?

On this Mother's Day, we shall see if the Wizards can answer the bell when they are behind in a playoff series.

Pacers' D swallows up Wall, Wiz

The Wizards had no chance against Indiana's set defense and looked overwhelmed. How did John Wall and company fail so badly in Game 3?

Wiz demoralized after Game 3 no-show

The Wizards lost an awful one in Game 3, then seemed dismayed by it after the game.

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#SOWIZARDS returns: Wiz embarrassed in Game 3

An awful offensive performance doomed the Wizards in Game 3. Indiana controlled the game and won, 85-63, in an absolute blowout.

Wizards' O dies in deflating 85-63 loss

The Wizards' offense was an embarrassment in Game 3 and that caused a demoralizing 85-63 loss. Indiana now leads the series, 2-1.

Your Wizards-Pacers game thread (Part 1)

Discuss the first half here.

George: Ariza is 'just a deny guy'

Paul George doesn't want to give Trevor Ariza any credit, so we'll let the numbers do it.

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George downplays Ariza's impact

"He’s just a deny guy," George said. "He’s good at just playing that deny the ball to him, pressure on every catch. He’s a good defender, but he’s not someone that will take me out of my game."
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