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Atlanta Hawks vs. Washington Wizards - 4/22/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

22 April 2017, 12:42 | Andy Ferguson

Point guard Dennis Schroder finished with 25 points in Game 1, but was dominated by John Wall and it's hard to foresee an instance where Wall loses that matchup. Teams up 2-0 with two home wins in a best-of-seven series have won 94% of the time.

Millsap scored 14 points in the third quarter, including six during a 13-0 run by the Hawks that took them from a deficit to a 74-67 edge with a little more than 3½ minutes left in that period.

Wizards head coach Scott Brooks was impressed. Wall scored 32 points, his playoff career-high. The Wizards and Hawks have some history that dates back to the last time these two teams matched up in the playoffs and while it hasn't developed into a full fledged rivalry, it wouldn't be surprising to see the physicality in this series ramp up from game to game. Conscious that he couldn't do it all himself, Wall embraced the role as defensive stopper and facilitator on Sunday. Like I said, I play in the moment. The Wizards wanted to get out in transition but were unable to due to all of the quick whistles. The Hawks shot 40.5 percent overall, 4-of-20 from 3 and committed 18 turnovers that led to 23 Wizards points.

In terms of individual performances, Paul Millsap led the way with 27 points and 10 rebounds, while Dennis Schröder contributed 23 points and six assists. The Wizards were the more physical team in Game 1, which became a bigger storyline when the Hawks' Paul Millap said afterwards that his team were playing basketball, while the Wiz were playing MMA.

Wall said the injury was on his mind coming into the series since most believe it was the deciding factor for the Wizards' elimination. "Usually the aggressor is rewarded". G Dennis Schroder is still dealing with a lingering right mid-foot sprain, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said pre-game.

The Wizards did not start the season well under Brooks.

Washington center Marcin Gortat finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

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"He doesn't care if I shoot the ball 100 times in the game or how many I make or miss", Beal added after shooting 12/27 from the field. He finished with 32 points on 9-of-20 shooting along with nine assists and five rebounds, and his leak out dunk with less than a minute remaining helped stave off any potential Atlanta victory. In regards to becoming an MVP, Wall responded with, "I won't be finishing first".

The Atlanta Hawks ranked 22nd in the National Basketball Association in points scored this regular season.

When one of his four 3-pointers caromed waywardly before ending up in the basket, Wall shrugged to the Verizon Center crowd as if to say, "just my luck". "He does a lot of things on both ends of the court".

"(Markieff) came out and was aggressive for us in the third quarter and got us going", Wall said. It was clear that they needed to improve their defense during the playoffs.

That falls on Tim Hardaway Jr.

"We were just setting the tone", Morris said.

The Atlanta Hawks traveled to the Nation's Capital on Sunday to open their series against the Washington Wizards.

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