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WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards are inching closer to their first playoff spot since 2008 and can earn a post-season berth Sunday if the Golden State Warriors beat the New York Knicks. Su a Cravens Jersey . After the Wizards sloppy 101-97 win over the free-falling Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night, they insisted theyre not looking ahead -- at least not publicly. "If the Knicks lose, Ill be more excited. Id know Id be playing in the playoffs," John Wall said. Wall scored 25 points and Drew Gooden added 16 for Washington, which is sixth in the Eastern Conference. Wall scored 13 points in the last 7:16 of the third quarter and the Wizards finally escaped the pesky Hawks, who have lost six straight and 20 of 26. Jeff Teague scored 19 points and Paul Millsap 17 for Atlanta. Washington had to overcome a slow start coming off its impressive 13-point win over Eastern Conference leader Indiana on Friday to beat the Hawks, who lead the Knicks by 1 1/2 games for the final playoff berth in the East. They also had to deal with the effects of a Saturday afternoon hockey game at the Verizon Center. Because of the Washington Capitals game with the Boston Bruins, the starting time of the Wizards game was pushed back an hour. The changeover left the floor slippery and may have caused a groin injury to Washington forward Trevor Ariza. "Good thing nobody got seriously injured, but we got to work on that. Somebody couldve really got hurt. We got to keep ourselves safe," Ariza said. "I tried to play the game as fast as I can all the time, but after I fell and slipped, I slowed down for sure." He finished with 13 points. Bradley Beal had 14. "That floor was awful tonight. I apologize for that," coach Randy Wittman said. Washington led 99-89 with 2:38 to play, but the Hawks scored eight straight including three free throws by Lou Williams and a three-point play by Teague with 39.8 to play. Teagues three points came immediately after Wall missed two foul shots. With the Wizards leading 99-97, Marcin Gortat blocked Teagues shot with 11.1 seconds left. Gooden was fouled by Teague and hit two free throws to secure the win. "We call this fatigue. We call this fatigue and too relaxed. Im glad we won that game. Otherwise, Id probably shoot myself at home," Gortat said. He had 12 points and 11 rebounds. Wittman wasnt pleased with how his team closed out the game. "Disappointed in that, but theres not a bad win in this league. Well take the win," Wittman said. Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer, whose team played well despite missing three of its five leading scorers, had been hoping for a comeback. "Its amazing how long an NBA game is and what can happen in the last two minutes," Budenholzer said. The game was interrupted countless times by the condensation, which seemed to bother Wizards players more than Hawks. It was reminiscent of a Jan. 11 game that featured two lengthy stoppages when a heavy rainstorm hit the area and delayed Washingtons game with Houston. The Hawks started hot, hitting seven of their first eight shots and running out to a 21-11 advantage, but Washington got eight late points from Gooden, outscoring the Hawks 16-7 in the last 4:31 to lead 28-27 after one. Thanks to nine points in the last five minutes by Pero Antic, Atlanta led 52-50 at halftime. Walls third-quarter offensive display gave the Wizards a 75-71 lead after going into the fourth. NOTES: Washington F/C Nene, who has missed 17 games with a left knee sprain is progressing, though Wittman isnt guessing when he may return. "Hes going on the floor a little bit, on his own, just kind of getting on his legs a little bit," Wittman said. "Where that takes us I dont know. Hes going in a good direction." ... Atlanta was without G/F Kyle Korver (back spasms) and G DeMarre Carroll (stomach virus). ... Wizards G Andre Miller was called for a flagrant foul on Hawks G Dennis Schroder in the fourth quarter, but Schroder missed both foul shots. Dexter Manley Jersey . - After a back-and-forth battle throughout the season, Alex Guenette has earned the 2013 rookie of the year award for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 by just one point over Ryley Seibert. Jamison Crowder Jersey . Spieth again showed game well beyond his 20 years with a 9-under 63 on the North Course, giving him a one-shot lead over Stewart Cink going into the weekend at the Farmers Insurance Open. .In a statement released Friday, the Catalan club said the Brazil stars recovery would be monitored to determine when he can begin training again.Formula 1 faces yet another vote on Thursday, with the sports bosses reconvening to discuss whether aggregate qualifying should replace the little-loved current elimination format. The system was heavily criticised again after its second outing in Bahrain and team bosses met with the sports supremo Bernie Ecclestone and FIA president Jean Todt to address the situation.However, no agreement on what to do for the next race in China was reached and a new idea was instead put forward... How would aggregate qualifying work?A drivers two best times in each of the three knockout sessions are combined to find the aggregate and set the order.How will Thursdays vote go?In a bid to keep cars on track for longer - an obvious flaw in the current format - Q1 would be lengthened to 18 minutes, with the slowest seven drivers eliminated at the end of the session. Aggregate laps for qualy? Vote on the format youd like to see used in qualifying Q2 will follow a similar method; the seven drivers with the lowest aggregate times knocked out after 15 minutes.The top eight would then be decided by their fastest two laps in the 12-minute Q3 session.What difference would it have made in Bahrain?Striving for one-lap perfection at the weekend, Lewis Hamilton ran wide at the final corner on his first run in Q3. Though he went on to set the fastest ever time at the Bahrain International Circuit, with an aggregate format the Mercedes driver would have started third on the grid behind Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel. To stress the obvious: the fastest lap would no longer necessarily result in pole position.However, with a minimum two laps required from each driver per session, the criticism that there are not enough cars on track would at least have been a thing of the past. What would teams do to combat the system?With the aggregate system, drivers would be punished for any errors - such as Hamilton in the case above - and could therefore opt for more bankers. Its feasible teams would advise their drivers not to go for broke on a lap in case they made a mistake and slipped down the order.Strategy would be key. Teams could put fuel in for one more lap and run two consecutive fliers only to be usurped by a rival who has used new sets of supersofts on two separate stints, at the beginning and end of the session. Simon Lazenby is joined by Ted Kravitz and Martin Brundle to discuss whether an aggregate qualifying system would work Would it shake up the grid?One change F1 is certainly striving for is extra unpredictability - even though fans will stress that last years qualy format provided just that.Elimination qualifying was seen as the best way of providing grid upsets. However, the only notable unpredictability the format has thrown up so far is Daniil Kvyat and Sergio Perez not making it out of Q1.But the new proposed format may result in even fewer surprises.Take Pascal Wehrlein, one of the standout performers in Bahrain, who squeezed the life out of the Manor with a superb lap to jump into 16th. Force India werent expecting the F1 rookie to trouble Perez and didnt have enough time to counter. When is the Chinese GP on Sky? Sky Sports is the only place to see all the action from Shanghai But using the aggregate system, the Mexican would have finished comfortably ahead of Wehrlein with two laps in the 1:32s.Stoffel Vandoorne - another youngster who made a name for himself in the desert - also wouldnt have made it out of Q1 if this format was adopted in Bahrain, assuming Nico Rosberg, Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas set a second flying lap.The final four shootout between Ferrari and Mercedes may run to a familiar beat with the leaders chasing quick-but-not-risky laps to set an impressive aggregate time.But other drivers, particularly those in less-fancied cars, would now need to produce two special laps rather than one to either proceed to the next qualy stage or produce a stand-out result. What about the fans?Aggregate qualifying may be slightly ahead of the elimination format in our vote, but its clear to see F1 fans would prefer a return to 2015s system. It was easy to follow, simple to understand and rewarded the fastest lap with pole.While fans would no longer need to be almost permanently looking down at a clock to check who was going to be counted out next, the aggregate system also appears to have its flaws when it comes to complexity.Moments like Hamiltons record-breaking lap in Bahrain to snatch pole could be eliminated, with fans instead needing to grab a calculator to check if his next fastest lap has given him a leading combined time. Trent Williams Jersey. Todt, however, is confident the aggregate format will be right for all parties.You need to be patient, by Thursday you will have all the information, he said. I hope that fans will be happy. Will it make a difference for tyres?Sky Sports understands that Pirelli will provide extra sets of tyres for the Chinese GP should aggregate qualifying be approved, though teams could still have to set qualifying laps on used tyres to save rubber for the race. Is it time to change the qualifying format after just two races of the new season? Some of F1s leading drivers have their say What do the drivers think of aggregate qualy?Its fair to say the drivers sound less than enthused by the prospect.Its time to go to the circus, said Sebastian Vettel. Its a good idea if you want random things to happen, but Formula 1 should be about racing. Its a s*** idea.Daniel Ricciardo, meanwhile, stressed: Qualifying is about that one perfect lap. To have an aggregate, it starts to sound more like some form of endurance racing.Jenson Button, however, felt anything would be an improvement on the current format: Drivers driving round with one eye open is better than this one. And to the teams support aggregate qualy?Red Bulls Christian Horner, who rejected the proposition of a hybrid of the elimination system and 2015s, said: No one likes the current system, so this idea is a step in the right direction. It at least has elements of the 2015 system, which is what the teams prefer.Ferraris Maurizio Arrivabene claimed it doesnt sound that bad while Claire Williams said: It is quite a well thought through proposal that the FIA have come up with and hopefully it will be a solution that will work for everybody, and that will be be easy for our fans to understand.However, asked if aggregate times are a kick in the stomach for F1 purists, Mercedes Toto Wolff said: I think the kick is even lower than that. What happened with F1s last aggregate experiment?It was 11 years ago that F1 last aggregated two qualifying times to set the grid.After Michael Schumacher and Ferraris domination of the 2002 season, when the German won his third consecutive world title by July with a record six races to spare, F1s rulemakers introduced new measures to increase unpredictability in the sport - with changes to qualifying at the heart of them. Ted Kravitz interviews F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone on F1 Qualifying and other topics Between 2003 and 2005 various versions of single-lap qualifying were devised, with the latter year seeing an aggregate system adopted. Across two sessions - one on a Saturday afternoon followed by a second on Sunday morning - drivers would complete single flying laps, with their two times combined to determine their position on the grid.However, the new idea proved unpopular with fans and, with TV companies not carrying the Sunday session live, aggregate qualifying was binned after five races to be replaced by one single-lap session on Saturday. The three-part Q1, Q2 and Q3 knockout system was then introduced to more successful effect in 2006.Dont miss the F1 Report: Bahrain GP on Wednesday night at 8.30pm when The Times Kevin Eason and Ben Hunt of The Sun will join Natalie Pinkham to review events in the desert Every race live in 2016 Sky Sports F1 brings you every race live in 2016. Fast and easy online upgrade - click here. Also See: VOTE: Aggregate qualy for F1? 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