Hawks Handle Wizards in Game Four to Tie Series at 2-2

"We've actually just been trying to focus on Wall and Beal", Millsap said. He joined some old-timers such as Utah's Joe Johnson and Houston's Nene making significant contributions in the postseason.

Not so much from Calderon, whose hair is thinning on top.

Wall is averaging 28.8 points per game (PPG), 10 assists per game (APG) and 4.5 rebounds per game (RPG), while Beal is averaging 24.3 PPG, 2.3 APG and 3.8 RPG in this series. Veteran forward Paul Milsap led Atlanta in scoring with 19 points with nine rebounds and seven assists. He has been able to score against Atlanta's backup point guard, Jose Calderon.

Bazemore scored 16 points and doled out seven assists, while the 35-year-old Calderon, picked up on waivers late in the regular season, chipped in with 10 points and five assists.

Tough, rugged, hard-nosed, sharp and crafty are just some of many words to describe the play of Washington Wizards power forward Markieff Morris in his National Basketball Association playoff debut. "He's just a victor". Instead they were outscored 31-15 in the period, going 4:44 without a point while the Hawks caught and passed them. Game 5 will be held in Washington on Wednesday.

Nevertheless, it is the Wizards who find their backs against the wall.

Millsap and Dennis Schroder stretched the margin on back-to-back possessions.

In the last three games (Game 2, 3 and 4), Millsap has significantly outplayed Morris in every way.

On Monday, the 35-year-old was thrown into a hard situation when starting point guard Dennis Schroder picked up his third personal foul late in the first half and had to leave the game. Of course, it helped that Howard finally made an appearance in the series.

Millsap was not quite as dominant in Game 4, with 19 points on 6-of-15 shooting, but many of those misses were open shots at point-blank range-the kind that Gortat routinely misses. The home team has won all nine games. The Hawks jumped on the Wiz early, getting out to a 25 point lead near the end of the first quarter, a margin that would never get closer than 12 points as the Hawks cruised to a Game 3 win. He has also not turned the ball over in the past few games after turning it over four times in the first two.

The Cavaliers beat the Raptors in the Eastern Conference finals last season.

After shooting 1 for 6 in the first, Antetokounmpo was a ideal 6 for 6 in the second, scoring 13 points to help the Bucks close the gap.

"This game was very important for us", Hawks big man Dwight Howard said.

Powell was put into the lineup for Game 5 in Milwaukee after Toronto's poor effort in Game 4.

Calderon was waived by the Los Angeles Lakers after the trade deadline and signed with the Golden State Warriors, only to be waived again when the Warriors lost Kevin Durant to a knee injury on February 28. He's averaging just shy of three blocks per game in this series, but that number, like his rebounding average, is somewhat deceptive: He's blocking some shots, but he's not really deterring any. He came in and played well and took care of the game. I told Coach I want to be in his stuff. He has a strained left calf muscle. All of Golden State's starters were in double figures. Beal has also excelled with 1.09 points per on 23 possessions off * a href="http://stats.nba.com/players/off-screen/#!?CF=Poss*GE*9&Season=2016-17&SeasonType=Playoffs&sort=PPP&dir=1&PerMode=Totals" target="_blank" *screens. The Warriors led the series 3-0 with a chance to eliminate the Blazers. Durant's dunk extended the lead to 22-3 and the rout was on. The Hawks didn't look like a team ready for prime time after those first two games.