The Nats topped the Cardinals and received some good news while the Wizards prepare for the Bulls.
With the first round of the NBA playoffs starting on Saturday, J. Michael and Ben Standig make some picks including the Eastern Conference first round.
The Wizards' first practice in preparation for the Bulls was "serious and measured."
Hardly anyone is picking Washington to win a seven-game series with Chicago because of postseason experience.
Wizards coach Randy Wittman found spots to get rest for John Wall and Trevor Ariza as they ended the regular season, but the Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau did the opposite.