The Washington Wizards pull away with a win against the Atlanta Hawks, taking 3-2 lead in series

The Washington Wizards pull away with a win against the Atlanta Hawks, taking 3-2 lead in series

Last night marked the fifth game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Washington Wizards as both teams can’t wait for this series to be over, considering the fact that it has been a very personal one.  The Nation’s Capital’s team ended up winning the first game, pulling away with a 114 to 107 score.  In that game, John Wall put up thirty-two points, four rebounds and fourteen assists.  Dennis Schroder finished with twenty-five points, three rebounds and nine assists.  The Wizards would take Game 2, as well, handing the Hawks a 109-101 loss.  John Wall scored thirty-points, pulled down five rebounds and dished out nine assists.  Paul Millsap ended up with twenty-seven points, ten rebounds and four assists.  The Georgia team bounced back as they handed the Washington Wizards a 116-98 blowout loss.  In that game, Paul Millsap put up twenty-nine points, fourteen rebounds and five assists.  John Wall would settle for twenty-nine points, three rebounds and seven assists.  The Hawks would win the last game, as well, pulling away with a 111 to 101 score.  Paul Millsap scored nineteen points, pulled down nine rebounds and threw out seven assists.  Bradley Beal would chalk up a total of thirty-two points, five rebounds and two assists.  Each team looked to take a lead in series last night as they faced off the Verizon Center.

The visiting team would start the game off right as Dennis Schroder dropped nine points, which he would earn all behind the three-point line.  Paul Millsap would shoot sixty percent from the field, earning himself six points along with three defensive rebounds.  On the other end of the floor, Bradley Beal would get hot for eleven points, including one three-pointer but it was the Atlanta team that ended the first period with a 25 to 23 lead.  The home team would go on a 27 to 24 run as North Carolina-native John Wall dropped nine points as he shot sixty-seven percent from the field.  He would also pull down three rebounds as Otto Porter Jr. would contribute to the run with seven points.  Bojan Bogdanovic would come off the bench to put up six points, shooting fifty percent from the field.  As for the Hawks, Schroder would chalk up seven points, collecting three of those from the behind the arc but it was the D.C. team that went into halftime with a 50-49 lead.

Otto Porter Jr. would come out of the locker room to go off for ten points, six coming from beyond the arc and the other four coming from the free-throw line.  Wall would earn nine more additional points, which would contain one three-pointer.  He would also crash the boards for three rebounds and threw out six assists.  Bradley Beal would help out with eight points, shooting forty-three percent from the field.  Tim Hardaway Jr. would try to keep the Hawks in it as he puts up ten points of his own but it was the Washington team that would walk into the last quarter with a 83-70 advantage.  The Hawks would cut into the lead as Dennis Schroder puts up eight points, which would hold one three-pointer.  Millsap would put up six more points but it was the Wizards who close things out as former Suns player, Marcin Gortat, and Bradley Beal put up five points.  The Washington Wizards would go on to win the game, 103-99, grabbing a 3-2 lead in the series.  Bradley Beal finished with twenty-seven points, five rebounds and one assist.  Dennis Schroder ended up with twenty-nine points (his new Playoff career-high), one rebound and eleven assists (his new Playoff career-high).


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