Paul Millsap Says the Wizards Played Like it was the MMA

In short, it was a "successful" quarter in that the Hawks mucked things up to the tune of 16 combined fouls and 18 combined three throws but it certainly was not a viewer's choice period.

After game one, Millsap made a point of calling out what he considered overly aggressive play from the Wizards - "They were playing MMA", he said.

And then the offense turned ugly.

They finished 33-of-38 from the charity stripe but shot 40.5 percent from the field and 4-of-20 from beyond the arc.

"We've got to have this one", Lillard said. "We haven't done that all season, but this is the right time to do it". I was finally able to take some shots and shoot it with confidence, so that's definitely a confidence boost. "That's why we have a good basketball team". "Get an open shot at least".

Gordon gave the Rockets their first lead with his three-pointer at the 8:07 mark of the fourth quarter at 96-94. It's not like Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder has had a bad series by any means.

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"The difference in the game is we were playing basketball and they were playing MMA", Millsap said. The last few weeks of the season Washington was not playing well defensively, but they were awesome on offense which led them to win games. When the Hawks played off of him, Wall knocked down jumpers. Sometimes it was leading to easy baskets for them. "I definitely felt good out there".

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The teams combined for 55 fouls tonight.

Plus, we haven't seen a Wizard take over a playoff game like that in years. "It did concern me, but I like guys that play with effort".

As for the large number of fouls, Millsap thought the game was called correctly. "I'm letting them know this is my house". "There were fouls out there and they called it". A very physical game.

Trey Mancini hit two home runs, Dylan Bundy pitched six shutout innings and the Baltimore Orioles beat the struggling Toronto Blue Jays 11-4 Sunday. They were 7 of 25 in Game 1. He averaged 14.5 points per game, but he's still a volume shooter with a sub-40 mark from 3. They are not helping as much. "I've still got some climbing to do". "If we're going to jostle the whole series, that's what it's going to be". Taurean Prince is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Hardaway grabbing four rebounds. "To some degree we need to probably raise our aggressiveness, raise our physicality and improve in a lot of other areas". No matter who it is.

It proved successful late in the game before the fourth-quarter meltdown.

About 30 seconds later, Howard picked up his fourth foul, while Kent Bazemore was at four entering the last quarter, too.

"It's simple", Millsap said.

The entire starting five needs to play better the rest of the way, especially against Washington's starting group. That is one of our better lineups. "I think we have taken advantage of that". Wizards center Marcin Gortat thinks Hawks center Dwight Howard will be more forceful. Mike Muscala played 23 minutes.

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