Randy Wittman has made the most of his second full season in Washington. For the first time since 2008, the Wizards are in the playoffs. He has made this squad one of the best defensive teams in the Eastern Conference each of the last two seasons. In the 2013-14 season, he kept the defense strong and improved his team’s offensive production. The main reason for the Wizards’ success this season has been John Wall’s health. A stress injury to his left patella forced him to miss more than 30 games in the 2012-13 season.
The average first-round ticket price to see the Wizards at home is just $141.11, which is one of the lowest prices among 2014 NBA playoff teams. Although it is 115.30 percent more than the regular-season price, the average price for the 41 regular-season games was only $65.54. There are 6,238 tickets available on the secondary market for the first round at the Verizon Center, so you should get your tickets as soon as possible to see the Wizards play in the playoffs.
Although Wall did not miss significant time season, Nene Hilario recently played only his 50th game of the season. A sprained left MCL forced him to miss more than a month, but the Wizards hope that he is healthy and ready contribute in the playoffs. He has 44 games of postseason experience heading into the 2014 playoffs, so he will bring that veteran leadership into the Washington locker room. Nene will also be an x-factor on the court because the Wizards have a strong record when he has scored at least 18 points.
If the Wizards can shoot better than their opposition in the playoffs, then they will have an advantage. They have had a very strong record when outshooting their opponent by at least one percent during the regular season. Martell Webster, Trevor Ariza, Drew Gooden, Marcin Gortat and Trevor Booker each contribute in the shooting categories and hope to continue doing so in the postseason.
With Wizards playoff tickets, you will be seeing some exciting games. Washington has played by far the most overtime games this season. The team even has played in one of the few three-overtime games in 2013-14. On February 27, 2014, the Wizards were victorious as Wall and Gortat each scored 31 points in the 134-129 win over the Toronto Raptors.