Silencing doubters and critics is one of the biggest motivations in sports. For some, there may be no sweeter reward than proving people wrong.
Which is exactly what the upstart Washington Wizards did Tuesday night, completing a 4-1 series victory over the favored Bulls in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.
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Prior to the series, most around the game thought the No. 4-seeded Bulls would be too much for the young, inexperienced Wizards to handle.
Seventeen of 18 ESPN experts picked the Bulls to win the series and four of those projected the series to last just five games.
Just minutes after the win Tuesday night, the Wizards got to trolling: