Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Sol Tucker
Last night was an interesting night for the Wizards and their fans. They had the chance to move into the 6th or 7th playoff spots, or had the chance to stay where they were in 8th and face the toughest match-up against the Raptors. All they needed was to win.. just one game against an Orlando team that had just 24 victories on the season. The result, well another loss. Some were hoping a series against Boston who is limping into the playoffs without its stars would have been the better bet at 7th.
Despite the loss, the team and Head Coach Scott Brooks remains optimistic about the match-up against Toronto, which begins Saturday night in Toronto.
“Toronto is a very good team, but we have a full squad and a few days to rest up for this tough match-up,” said Brooks. “Every team has a chance when it comes to the playoffs, whether you are a 2 or 8 seed, you made it here and its the best of 7 at this point.”
Below is the playoff schedule for the first round against Toronto
|Game 1||Sat, April 14||Washington at Toronto||5:30 PM||NBCSW/ESPN|
|Game 2||Tue, April 17||Washington at Toronto||7:00 PM||NBCSW/NBA TV|
|Game 3||Fri, April 20||Toronto at Washington||8:00 PM||NBCSW/ESPN2|
|Game 4||Sun, April 22||Toronto at Washington||6:00 PM||NBCSW/TNT|
|Game 5*||Wed, April 25||Washington at Toronto||TBD||NBCSW/TBD|
|Game 6*||Fri, April 27||Toronto at Washington||TBD||NBCSW/TBD|
|Game 7*||Sun, April 29||Washington at Toronto||TBD||TBD|
All first round games will be televised locally on NBC Sports Washington unless broadcast on ABC. All Wizards playoff games will be broadcast locally on WFED 1500 AM, the NBA and Wizards Apps, Sirius XM and TuneIn Premium.