Washington Wizards' Playoff Berth

The Washington Wizards have had a great season this year. Ups and downs aside, the team has made quite a few surprising accomplishments.  

One of them: securing their first playoff berth, since 2008, after defeating the Boston Celtics 118-92 in front of the home crowd.

The Wizards led for most of the night and eventually were able to lead the Celtics by as many as 33 points into the third quarter.

Marcin Gortat tries to stop Boston's Paul Pierce in a 118-92 Washington win.
Marcin Gortat (22 points), Bradley Beal (19 points) and Trevor Ariza (with 15 points) were the team's high scorers on the night.

John Wall scored just 13 points, but on a high note, made his 27th career double-double, adding in 13 assists.

For the Celtics, Jared Sullinger shined scoring a game-high 25 points, with Rajon Rondo matching John Wall's 13 points.

The Celtics say the lost was a "disappointing" one, and have vowed to just "move on".

So are the Wizards.  They're in the playoffs, baby!

See also:  Coaches' Perspectives.