By defeating the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, the Washington Wizards have officially clinched their first playoff berth since 2008.
Just one year ago, the Wizards were on pace to challenge for the worst record in NBA history. The emergence of John Wall and a strong supporting cast has guaranteed that Washington will play meaningful basketball in April for the first time in six years.
In each of their past three postseason appearances, the Wizards have lost in the first round. This season, they will likely face the Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls or Brooklyn Nets.
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