About this time last year, Rasual Butler found himself in a similar situation with the Indiana Pacers, who had the best record in the East all season but struggled to close out the season.
What the Boston Celtics did to Bradley Beal in overtime is nothing new.
The Boston Celtics haven't been any good the last few years, but regardless of who they have on the floor they consistently give the Wizards problems as the last two games have indicated.
Without Paul Pierce's defense, John Wall wouldn't have been in position to score the final 10 points of a second overtime to beat the Boston Celtics.
Monday's win, which included the Wizards squandering a 23-point lead and battling back from seven-point deficit in each of two overtimes, is as draining as a back-to-back can get for a team.