Tonight marked the sixth game between the Washington Wizards and the Atlanta Hawks in their playoff series. With the series winding down, these two ball clubs can’t wait to advance to the next round as this series has been a very personal one. Game 1 would be a victory for the Wizards as they pull away with a 114 to 107 win. In that game, John Wall would score thirty-two points, pull down four rebounds and dish off fourteen assists. Dennis Schroder would finish with twenty-five points, three rebounds and nine assists. The Wizards would go on to win the second game, as well, escaping with a 109-101 score. John Wall would end up with thirty-two points, five rebounds and nine assists. Paul Millsap would settle for twenty-seven points, ten rebounds and four assists. Atlanta would bounce back in Game 3 as they hand the Wizards a 116 to 98 loss. Paul Millsap would score twenty-nine points, pull down fourteen rebounds and give out five assists. John Wall would chalk up twenty-nine points, three rebounds and seven assists. The Hawks would also take Game 4 as they defeat the Wizards with a 111 to 101 score. Paul Millsap would finish with nineteen points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Bradley Beal would settle for thirty-two points, five rebounds and two assists. Washington would defeat the Georgia team in the last game as they sneak away with a 103-99 win. Bradley Beal would end up with twenty-seven points, five rebounds and one assist. Dennis Schroder would score twenty-nine points, pull down one rebound and throw out eleven assists. The Hawks would look to survive another game as they face the Washington Wizards tonight in the Philips Arena.
The Washington Wizards would start the game off on the right foot as Bradley Beal would drop nine points, collecting three of those points from beyond the arc. Former Suns player, Markieff Morris, would shoot sixty percent from the field, earning himself eight points which would contain two three-pointers. John Wall would also earn himself eight points, shooting sixty-seven percent from the field. On the other end, Dwight Howard would put up nine points, shooting seventy-five percent from the field. He would also crash the boards for five rebounds as Dennis Schroder collects five points which would hold one three-pointer. Paul Millsap would contribute as he scores four points but it was the Nation’s Capital’s team that ended the first period with a 30-23 lead. Things would not get any easier for the home team as John Wall would light the floor up with twelve points, along with one rebound and two assists. Missouri-native Bradley Beal would contribute with eight points, shooting eighty percent from the field. Morris would also help out as he shoots a perfect one-hundred percent from the field, receiving five points. As for the Hawks, Millsap would shoot eighty-three percent from the field, dropping ten points in the process. He would also go up to grab two rebounds but it was the visitors who walk into halftime with a 65-46 advantage.
Things would start to look bright for the Hawks as they go on a 36 to 24 run in the third quarter. During that run, Schroder would get hot for fourteen points, which would include one three-pointer. He would shoot sixty percent from the field while he dishes out four assists. Paul Millsap would also shoot sixty percent from the field, collecting eleven points which would hold one three-pointer. He would also crash the boards for six rebounds while collecting two assists. Former Knicks player, Tim Hardaway Jr., would also collect eleven points which would include two three-pointers. As for the Washington team, Bradley Beal would chalk up nine points, collecting three of those from beyond the arc as the Wizards walk into the last period with a 89-82 lead. The D.C. team would close things out in the fourth quarter as John Wall would go off for nineteen points, shooting seventy percent from the field. Millsap would try to bring his team back as he dropped six points but it wasn’t enough as the Washington Wizards defeat the Atlanta Hawks with a 115 to 99 score, winning the series, 4-2. John Wall would finish with forty-two points (his new Playoff career-high), one rebound and eight assists. Paul Millsap would settle for thirty-one points, ten rebounds and seven assists.