Yes, the Eastern Conference semifinals with the Atlanta Hawks, was super duper close, painfully so for the Washington Wizards. Historically so at that.
Barring a major roster overhaul that creates room for Kevin Seraphin and a bump in salary, his time with the Wizards, who acquired him in a trade five years ago on draft night, will end.
Now that the Wizards' season is over, and the NBA draft is next month with a No. 19 overall pick, the bigger picture is the offseason.
At the worst possible moment, Wizards center Marcin Gortat apparently fell victim to food poisoning and almost was a late scratch in Friday's 94-91 Game 6 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.