John Wall leads Wizards to playoff win

John Wall delivered a team high 32 points as he and Beal tallied 20 of the Wizards' final 21 points in a penalty filled contest.

In Game 1 of this best-of-seven series, the Wizards didn't exactly take control and make their superiority undeniable, but they did set the kind of tone that you doubted they could establish as they meandered through the final few weeks of the regular season.

Wall's 32 points was a career playoff-high for him.

From there, Atlanta extended the run to 13-0 to take a 74-67 lead and it was keyed by Millsap (14 points in the first eight minutes of the quarter) and Dennis Schröder.

Wizards head coach Scott Brooks was impressed. And you definitely see it in Morris, who amplifies the Wizards' style of play with his ability to double as a power forward with perimeter skills and an old-school enforcer toughness.

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"They said we [were] wrestling so I guess they don't have a choice but to come out and play tougher", Morris told reporters at the Wizards' morning shootaround, according to The Post.

Even in the second half, the Wizards were at their best when they were able to leverage defensive execution for offensive exploits. "But if I'm into like that. if I'm scoring and my teammates are scoring, I'm always gonna be hype". Bradley Beal added 22 points for the Wizards. "They were playing MMA", Millsap said.

Atlanta's inconsistencies shooting the basketball and on the glass, along with John Wall's takeover in the third quarter, was ultimately the difference in the game.

"They were more aggressive than us in the third quarter on both ends", Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer said. "Usually the aggressor is rewarded". Watch Atlanta Hawks vs Washington Wizards Game 2 postseason by using the guide which given below. He finished 7-of-10 for 14 points and also had three assists that led to seven points. If he's missing at that rate, he'll absolutely leave the Hawks exposed against a Wizards backcourt that can turn every long rebound into a John Wall runout. He was shooting some free throws. Despite Jennings' Players' Tribune essay making the case for Wall as MVP, Washington's four-time All-Star broke it down as Russell Westbrook vs. James Harden, with Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James, Isaiah Thomas and himself in the next tier.

"I won't be finishing first", Wall said. "I've still got some climbing to do". The other starter who struggled was center Dwight Howard, who matched Hardaway with seven points. Not one bit. Instead, he relied on a silly play on words that he says his agent taught him. "He does a lot of things on both ends of the court".

Wizards: Porter scored his first basket of the game on a 20-foot jumper just 16 seconds into the second half - and less than 1½ minutes later, he picked up his fourth foul and headed to the bench. It was clear that they needed to improve their defense during the playoffs.

"I thought Timmy's defense on [Beal] - I think the attention to detail, hopefully not getting screened [and] mixing up what he does on him - I thought Tim's defense was pretty good".

The Washington Wizards did enough to get a 114-107 victory over the Atlanta Hawks last Sunday to take a 1-0 lead in the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs.



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