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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.


It appears that Jared Sullinger, who has given the Wizards so many problems this season, won't be on the floor for the Boston Celtics in Wednesday's regular-season finale (CSN, 8 p.m. ET).


The way the Wizards were in sync Monday, it may not have mattered had LeBron James and Chris Bosh played for the Miami Heat.


Only two games remain in the season and so much can change in the seedings between now and Wednesday.