By TIM REYNOLDS
MIAMI (AP) -- Turns out, the Miami Heat can beat the Brooklyn Nets.
And rest hardly led to rust for the two-time defending NBA champions.
The obligatory question for the Wizards is this: Who do you want to play in the next round, the Indiana Pacers or Atlanta Hawks. The answer shouldn't be difficult to muster. The Hawks.
The Wizards will have their fifth sellout this season when they play their first home playoff game in six years at Verizon Center.
The first round of the NBA playoffs starts on Saturday. Time to make picks. J. Michael and Ben Standig do just that. Today, the Eastern Conference.
Everything broke the right way for the Wizards, who beat the Boston Celtics and had Brooklyn Nets lose Wednesday, to jump to the No. 5 seed on the final day of the regular season.