The Wizards playing in the Eastern Conference semifinals for a second straight season and having a sincere chance to advance at least another round is the local basketball story right now.
The ongoing debate that has no end in sight is whether this has been coach Randy Wittman's ploy all along -- aka, the long con -- to wait until the postseason to unleash his best lineups to catch
The Wizards still don't have an opponent for the Eastern Conference semifinals, but they do have a schedule.
Kevin Durant needs a new head coach.
The Oklahoma City Thunder fired Scott Brooks Tuesday.
This is an unexpected break for the Wizards, who will have at least six days off before starting their second-round series.