It was bound to happen. Tuesday, May 5, 2015. The Washington Wizards lost a game.
That hadn't happened since April 15.
Things that did happen in the world since the Wizards last felt such pain:
- Three days of the NFL Draft
- The British royals had a baby
- The Nationals played 20 games
- Joel Ward's caboose scored at least one goal
- Kevin Love suffered a season-ending shoulder injury
- Kevin Durant got a new head coach
- Jimmy Kimmel ended up the clear winner at the Floyd Maywather-Manny Pacquiao fight
- Bryce Harper walked 23 times
- Georgetown and Maryland two-year series announced
- Protests broke out across Baltimore
- Stephen Curry selected 2014-15 NBA Most Valuable Player
- Star Wars: Episode VII trailer
- Perhaps the final game of Tim Duncan's career
- Certainly the final game of Rajon Rondo's career with the Dallas Mavericks
- Derby Day
- Cardale Jones made up May Fool's Day
- Beyonce wore this
- James Harden wore that
- Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn are no longer Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn
- Rich Tandler wrote 873 blog posts about the Redskins (approximate numbers)
- Folks made 372 "There's a new Scherff in town" jokes (also, approximate numbers)
- Adam Jones batted .389 (actual number)
- The New York Knicks owner re-hired Isiah Thomas
- The Milwaukee Brewers fired their manager
- Bruce Jenner gave an interview
- Paul Pierce answered questions about "It"
- Braden Holtby revealed he has it
Frankly, so have the Wizards. Despite the loss for the first time in six playoff games, Washington returns home tied 1-1 with Atlanta and having stolen home court advantage. Now they just hope John Wall can return from his left wrist injury for Game 3 rather than some time in the distant future. Nobody wants to compile a list of what took place in the world with the point guard's absence in mind.