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Wizards Announce 2017 Second Round Playoff Schedule

April 29, 2017
Washington Will Face Boston in a Best-of-Seven Second Round Matchup Presented by WGL

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The schedule for the Washington Wizards’ 2017 Eastern Conference Semifinals playoff series, presented by WGL, was announced by the NBA earlier tonight. The fourth-seeded Wizards, who eliminated Atlanta 4-2 in the first round, return to the second round for the third time in the last four seasons.  They will face the top-seeded Boston Celtics, with Game One taking place on Sunday, April 30, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time at TD Garden. The Wizards’ first two home games of the second round will take place on Thursday, May 4, and Sunday, May 7, at 8:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Verizon Center. Washington and Boston tied the 2016-17 regular season series 2-2.


Game 1

Sun, April 30

Washington at Boston

1:00 PM

ABC

Game 2

Tue, May 2

Washington at Boston

8:00 PM

TNT

Game 3

Thur, May 4
Boston at Washington

8:00 PM

ESPN

Game 4

Sun, May 7
Boston at Washington

6:30 PM

TNT

Game 5*

Wed, May 10

Washington at Boston

TBD

TNT

Game 6*

Fri, May 12

Boston at Washington

TBD

ESPN

Game 7*

Mon, May 15

Washington at Boston

TBD

TNT

*If Necessary

Washington secured its first division title since the 1978-79 season, winning the Southeast Division, and tallied its best regular season record since the 1978-79 Bullets finished 54-28. The Wizards are the first team in NBA history to win 49-or-more games in a season in which they started 2-8 and the first team in NBA history to reach 15 games over .500 after starting the season 2-8 or worse. Washington finished the 2016-17 season with the sixth-best winning percentage in franchise history.

All Wizards playoff games will be broadcast locally on WFED 1500 AM, the NBA and Wizards Apps, Sirius XM and TuneIn Premium.

Monumental Sports Network will be extending its award-nominated series “Wiz Got Next” into the playoffs, with original episodes every game day. Anchored by hosts Dan Nolan and Wes Hall, and powered by Monster Products, Wiz Got Next is a fast-paced, quick-hit rundown featuring all of the analysis fans need to get ready for the next game. The Network will also connect fans directly to the team through daily post-practice and post-game insights from players and coaches. Rounding out the coverage will be “Fastbreak” -- exclusive pre-game analysis from the Wizards’ radio duo of Dave Johnson and Glenn Consor. All Wizards programming on Monumental Sports Network is available through the Network’s apps on iPhones, Android devices, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast and Xbox, as well as directly through MonumentalSportsNetwork.com and Monumental Sports Network’s Facebook page.

Single game tickets for all three of the Washington Wizards’ second round home playoff games will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, April 29 at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are available at 1-800-745-3000, on WashingtonWizards.com and at all local Ticketmaster outlets, including the Verizon Center box office. 

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