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Wizards beat Boston 118-102 and grab East's 5th seed

Bradley Beal stood at his locker near the middle of a noisy Washington locker room and expressed a thought that Wizards' players haven't felt for a few years."I was sitting here after the game and talking to Glen (Rice) saying, 'It's a great feeling knowing you're going to keep playing,'" Beal said after scoring 27 points to help the Wizards grab the Eastern Conference's No. 5 seed with a 118-102 win over Boston on Wednesday night."You don't have to go home now and not know what you're doing," he said. "It's a great thing for us to be in the situation we're in. For me being my second year, a lot of guys haven't been through it."The Wizards, who closed the regular season by winning seven of their last 10 games, will be facing Chicago in their first playoff appearance since 2008."I just thought the way we ended it, that's what we talked about," Wizards coach Randy Wittman said. "We didn't want to worry about who's chasing who."The Wizards jumped over Brooklyn and into fifth place after t...

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