WIzards clinch fifth seed, open at Chicago on Sunday night.
With the Brooklyn Nets losing on Monday to the New York Knicks, the Wizards have a legitimate chance to claim fifth place in the Eastern Conference with a win in Boston.
The Wizards had a big win against Miami, but the Charlotte Bobcats made sure that the last day of the regular season will still matter.
The Wizards are one game ahead of Charlotte for sixth place but trail Brooklyn by 1½ games for fifth with two games remaining.
The Charlotte Bobcats have the tiebreaker in the chase for the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference but the Wizards might have caught a break with a recent injury to Kemba Walker.
Wizards Coach Randy Wittman was disappointed with his team's first half performance and questioned the effort of his young backcourt after loss to Charlotte.
The No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs is up for grabs in tonight's Wizards-Bobcats game.
John Wall flew to Texas to watch Kentucky lose in the NCAA title game but he returned early Tuesday to prepare for the Charlotte Bobcats.
The Wizards have been adamant about avoiding the slipping below sixth in the East but does Indiana's recent funk make seventh place more appealing?
Coach Randy Wittman thinks that the Wizards can use their embarrassing loss to Chicago as lesson in what playoff basketball is all about.