Tom Thibodeau


The ride involved different twists and turns, but the result remained the same. The Washington Wizards finished fifth in the Eastern Conference during the regular season.


After having lost Game 2 without John Wall, the Wizards had to have Game 3 to keep home-court advantage in this second-round series with the Atlanta Hawks and for their own confidence.


TORONTO -- The consensus among the Wizards, despite their inability to beat the Toronto Raptors this season, is that this series is theirs to lose.


The home schedule is complete for the Wizards, who are 29-12 at Verizon Center with Sunday's 108-99 win vs. the Atlanta Hawks.