Washington Wizards vs. Atlanta Hawks - 4/19/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta still had Korver in the first two games and only the last encounter was played with Wizards' additions to the bench.
It's true - Howard had a bad game. While it wasn't a ideal first half, it was hard to find fault in the Wizards' third quarter. The Hawks have the talent, but Washington stepped up the defensive effort to force the turnovers.
April 16, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2). "The start of the season was not the way we wanted to start, so you're looking like, 'I hope we're not going through the same process as a year ago.' To be back in the playoffs ... couldn't ask for (anything) better".
John Wall was absolutely spectacular in the game, setting a new playoff career high with 32 points, and he added 14 assists, four rebounds and a chasedown block for the ages. He's a tremendous competitor. Bradley Beal talked about how the home crowd deserved a victor and what a great feeling it was to have the city of DC behind this team. Beal had the healthiest season of his 5-year career and because he was able to stay on the court, he recorded career bests or near bests nearly across the board.
Wall got the momentum on Washington's side early in the second half by finding Otto Porter for a 3-pointer on a fast break.
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However, the officiating crew of Marc Davis, Sean Corbin and David Guthrie made as much of an impact on the game as any of the players who walked onto the floor. His shooting and secondary playmaking will be essential as they go on to challenge stronger teams after they dispatch with the lowly Hawks. He justifiably was criticized for his Game 1 performance by Hawks fans. The defense could not cut off Gortat's path to the basket and he made several powerful dunks despite contact with multiple Hawk defenders. The victory gives the Wizards some added focus going into Game 2, but they still have some adjustments to make.
Millsap and Wizards forward Markieff Morris were locked in a physical tussle all game, which resulted in some heated moments. But Atlanta just didn't have enough offense. Guests in Philips Arena will receive complimentary glow-in-the-dark Hawks t-shirts at Game 3, compliments of Kumho Tire, and custom light-up thunder sticks at Game 4, compliments of Aaron's, Inc.
Dennis Schroeder: The Hawks' front office signaled their belief that Schroeder is their point guard of the future last summer when they moved on from Jeff Teague. They were better in the second half but feel that needs to improve.
Hawks broadcast partners FOX Sports Southeast and SportsRadio 92.9 The Game will carry playoff contests locally. When the Hawks played off of him, Wall knocked down jumpers. Kent Bazemore played well over almost 30 minutes (maybe not "15 million' well, but we're looking at the positives here)".
A lot has chance since then for the Wizards, including personnel. "We have to remember that and take that forward". Boston's second unit started the second quarter 1 for 7 from the field and was outscored 10-0 to surrender the Celtics' first-quarter lead. Home court advantage can sometimes be the difference in an evenly matched series and if the Wizards can gain an edge from their crowd, they will be tough to beat at Verizon Center.
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