Washington might have lost the season but they have not lost hope
The Washington Wizards were on their way to tying up the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals series at two wins apiece Sunday night, but a man by the name of Paul George got in their way. George rallied the Indiana Pacers back from 19 points down to give them a 95-92 win, while going 12/20 from the field and 7/10 from long-range ending the day with 39 points and 12 rebounds. Roy Hibbert has started to show up as well, scoring 14 points or more in each of his last three game. With the Wizards down 3-1 in the series, should we lose all hope?
Coming back from a 3-1 deficit is one of the hardest tasks to achieve in sports. Only eight teams in NBA history have accomplished such a feat. However, it is much harder when you are facing the number one seed in the conference. The Pacers have started to play like themselves and are now playing like a number one seed. I do not see any way that the Wizards can make a full-blown comeback but I do not think it is really about that. After making a playoff appearance for the first time since 2008 and winning a game in the second round for the first time since 1982 (yes, that is not a typo) I think that Wizards fans just want one more home game. All they want is for the Wizards to take care of business in Indiana, keep the team alive, and play at least one more game in the Verizon Center. Is that too much to ask for? I mean, you have already shot 33 percent from the field, gave up a 19-point lead, and let Roy Hibbert snap out of his two month long funk, can you please just give us one more game at the Verizon Center?
More likely than not, the Wizards will not be advancing past the second round. Indiana has found their chemistry and have got back to playing Pacers basketball. If the Wizards got the same Pacers team that showed up against the Atlanta Hawks in the first round then they would be in great shape, but that however has not been the case. They got the Indiana Pacers team from the first three months of the season when they were playing flawless basketball. However, thats not the important thing here. The important thing is that Washington is back on the basketball map and they plan to stay there for many years to come.