John Wall leads Wizards to playoff win

He's by far the least experienced National Basketball Association player on their roster, but the seventh-seeded Memphis Grizzlies might actually need the youthful legs of Wayne Selden Jr., versus West power San Antonio - in a best-of-seven series that begins Saturday. A fair amount of people have said that the Wizards are that team.

The Atlanta Hawks are returning to the NBA Playoffs, driven by Kumho Tire, for an Eastern Conference-best 10th consecutive season and will take on the Washington Wizards in the first round. Millsap offered choice words about Washington's defense after the game. When asked about the play, Millsap said, "Just two guys playing hard". But making the adjustments necessary to try to set themselves up for success in Game 2 and beyond will involve addressing some more fundamental issues than those. They need more from their starting shooting guard. 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.

The playoffs have incredible magnifying powers. "I think Tim will be better going into Game 2". Wall is particularly adept at finding Gortat around the rim - in the fourth quarter, the two connected for two more buckets around the basket.

On three days of rest (five times), Morris shot 56.9% overall and 50% from three. Their defensive indifference, which caused Coach Scott Brooks to compare their high-scoring affairs to "old-school ABA games", turned back into the grit that defined most of the year. When Muscala was paired with Schroder in the pick and roll the result was seven points on just three possessions. The Wizards survived, and Smith will be available for Game 2.

The Hawks (43-39) won four straight games from April 6-11 to secure the No. 5 seed and a first-round matchup with the division rival Wizards. Since March 13, the Wizards were 8-9 while the Hawks went 6-10. They're playing their card. Bryan, a SC native who played college golf for the Gamecocks, was four shots behind entering the day and moved into contention with four consecutive birdies on the front nine at Hilton Head Island. Wall is too good. But Washington is also different from years past with the ascension of John Wall, Bradley Beal, and Otto Porter.

A complaint about the big, bad Wizards being too physical? A tired Celtics team is better for the Wizards than a fresh and well-rested Celtics team.

Morris also was the main defender against Atlanta's top frontcourt scorer, Paul Millsap.

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We have Sergio Garcia chasing his first major title, playing in the final pairing with the Olympic gold medalist and 2013 U.S. He had trouble finishing on Thursday with a 40 on the front nine, but he followed that 72 with a 68.

"John told me the intensity was going to be sky-high", Morris said. There was no statement made in Game 1.

"This is my house", Wall said then and later.

The punch will be more of a combination. They have done some damage against Atlanta this season.

It starts with Millsap and Howard. He doesn't plan to ease up on Millsap any time soon. He grabbed just two rebounds. Morris committed four fouls, but he could have been whistled for seven or eight. The Wizards have won 25 of their last 30 home games. Morris started his playoff career with 21 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 blocks. Despite that, he was able to stay out of trouble and on the floor.

The great thing is that they control those things. He'll probably give the Hawks weird amounts of trouble in one game this series.

Atlanta offense lags behind Washington's up-tempo attack, but both teams finished among the league leaders in forcing turnovers.

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