The Wizards won again. They did it from a spectacular duo. The one formed by John Wall and Bradley Beal. Between them they added 63 points. In addition, base and escort decided the match in the final stretch. Being the great offensive reference in the moment of truth.
Wall added 32 points and Beal 31 in the Wizards’ 109-101 victory. To get 2-0 in the series. Marcin Gortat also shone. And equally important was Brandon Jennings. Paul Millsap and Dennis Schröder were the best Atlanta Hawks.
Wizards 109 Hawks 101 (2-0)
Atlanta Hawks endured the game until the final stretch. In fact, the Falcons entered the final quarter winning. By 74-78. Despite the party to forget about Dwight Howard. But they could not bear the final pressure.
Partially 35-23 for Washington in those past 12 minutes. With Wall and Beal scoring virtually all points of his team in the final stretch. And with the escort closing the game with a triple. 38 seconds from the conclusion.
Wall added 32 points and 9 assists. Beal added 31. Gortat imposed his law on painting. With 14 points, 10 rebounds and 5 caps. And Jennings helped in the few minutes he had.
All this made forget the fault problems of Markieff Morris and Otto Porter Jr. Both performed well below the usual. And they lost many minutes because of the faults. Kelly Oubre did not come this time either. But the team of Scott Brooks brought forward the game.
Paul Millsap and Dennis Schröder led Hawks. The former had 27 points and 10 rebounds. The second was in 23 goals. He only lost 1 ball in 38 minutes. Bad your match from the triple. Improved Tim Hardaway Jr. He contributed 19 points.
Evil Atlanta subs. In that second unit Jose Manuel Calderón was again. The Extremadura spent 8 minutes on the track. He made 2 points and 2 assists.