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John Wall scores 42 points, Wizards eliminate Hawks 115-99

John Wall scores 42 points, Wizards eliminate Hawks 115-99

This time, Wall collected 42 of the smoothest points you'll ever see after he nailed clutch shots in bunches down the stretch.

By halftime, the Wizards' defense also deserved a hand - the team forced 11 steals, the most since the Philadelphia 76ers collected 14 during the first half of a playoff game on May 13, 1999.

It was a much-needed confidence boost heading into a series lacking the home-court advantage.

Wizards' forward Markieff Morris is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Boston Celtics, after rolling his left ankle and going down in pain.

"The league with all the 3-point shooting and all the bigs shooting 3s is definitely a challenge for us and a challenge for Dwight", Budenholzer said. And he doesn't have the convenience of having the NBA's best individual player of the last 10 years like Kyrie Irving. Also, count Crowder among those who consistently found open shots that simply didn't fall. But no one is under the delusion that Green is in this position for his defensive prowess.

John Wall is the first Wizards player to average 20 points and 10 assists per game in a series in franchise history. He's rewarded coach Brad Stevens handsomely for having enough trust to make the 30-year-old journeyman a starter.

RAPTORS 92, BUCKS 89: DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points and Toronto squandered a 25-point lead late in the third quarter before holding on to beat Milwaukee and win the first-round playoff series in six games. But he was less than thrilled with how the series played out. Beal had it his way against the Celtics this season, playing all four games and shooting 47.8 percent both from downtown and overall.

"He brings it each and every day, by example", Beal sad.

Bradley Beal recognized it early, so he knew exactly what was coming Friday night. From Butler to Beal, he'll be guarding a much better shooter this time. "He's obviously got some soreness, but Jimmy's going to fight through it", Hoiberg said before Friday's game. Non-defenders and point guards who struggle to facilitate are given priority, despite the fact that Wall either creates more points or has won in the playoffs as a true No. 1 player. "We get there and then we push it out".

The move comes as the Pacers decide what to do with forwarding Paul George, who can become a free agent following the 2018 playoffs after averaging 23.6 points and 6.7 rebounds a game this season.

Former Kentucky Basketball star John Wall is determined to push his Washington Wizards as far into the NBA Playoffs as he can.

John Wall, though, didn't want to play another game in D.C. So he made sure the series would end in Game-6.

The Clippers began to edge away in the third quarter and appeared to be in control when Austin Rivers capped a 9-2 run with a step-back 3-pointer that pushed the lead to 91-77 with 3.58 remaining. "A lot of credit to them and how they played". Beal popped up, his ire directed at official Bill Spooner, and he bumped into Bazemore's chest as several teammates rushed in and showed their displeasure.

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