I'm struggling for words here, guys. This game was the most perfect, terrible, bizarre, awesome, perfect home finale for the Wizards. It's over now, and the Wizards (SOMEHOW) held on for a 95-94 win in OT.
It came down to the wire in regulation, and again in overtime. There were missed dunks, big shots and JaVale McGee and Andray Blatche fouling out in OT, leaving the Wizards with Kevin Seraphin and Yi Jianlian in big spots. It was ridiculous.
I think my head just exploded. But I'll have more after the postgame. For now, as a reminder, here's how we got to overtime:
The Wizards and Celtics are treating the Verizon Center to a fun game in the Verizon Center season finale. The teams are headed to overtime tied 84-84 after Jordan Crawford hits a last-second jumper to tie it up.
It looked like Carlos Arroyo had put the game on ice with a pair of steals in the final minutes. But John Wall brought the Wizards back into, drawing a foul on Arroyo on a three-point attempt, and hitting all three free throws to close the gap to 83-82.
Flip Saunders stomped and screamed for a five-second call as the Celtics inbounded out of a timeout but didn't get it. The Celtics got the ball in to Von Wafer, who bricked the first of two free throws, setting up the Wizards final possession.
An exciting way to go out at the Verizon Center, even if Boston was holding four of its starters out of the game.