John Wall scores 42 points, Wizards knock out Hawks 115-99

Wall scored 19 of those points in the fourth quarter, scored each of the Wizards' last 13 points in the game, AND started this run of domination with a signature chasedown block.

Now all eyes are on John Wall and Isaiah Thomas.

John Wall shows no mercy when it comes to showing Dennis Schroder who is boss.

Wall scored 42 points and had eight assists and four steals in the Wizards' 115-99 victory over the Hawks. "A lot of credit to them and how they played". But he gave us everything he had.

The Clippers will host the only do-or-die game of the first round Sunday, with the victor advancing to face the Golden State Warriors. The Wizards admitted to a lack of focus in Games 3 and 4 at Atlanta, and the Hawks are hoping to take advantage again and extend the series. Crowder, like Horford, closed out the Chicago series in much better form than he started it, though his first round 3-point shooting (27.3 percent) will need an upgrade.

Markieff Morris contributed 17 points and eight rebounds. "Just being able to withstand their run and coming together and getting the win on the road, that's the biggest thing". But Wall swooped in from behind and batted the ball off the backboard. The Atlanta Hawks would like to bring him back, and Millsap himself has said that he wants to remain in Atlanta, but that doesn't mean that other teams won't try to swoop in and steal him when free agency begins on July 1st. Then three minutes into the final frame, a defensive scramble allowed Hawks guard Jose Calderon to shoot an open corner 3, pulling Atlanta to within three at 93-90. When Wall needed a break - he played 44 minutes - Beal commanded the Wizards' offense, knocking down key jump shots from mid-range.

After that, he stared down the Hawks just a little bit, as if to say, "This comeback attempt is over. We know they're a handful, they're a good team".

"When you have multiple pick-and-roll players, multiple ball-handlers, that can move you side to side", he said. Considering his high DFS asking price, you may want to consider other options on Tuesday night as there are options available that can produce the same type of production at a lower price. No doubt they've both improved and both are playing well. "Those guys are a handful".

This series will likely go to six games at least, but the Wizards have more than enough pieces to get the job done. Despite struggling early on with his shot, Beal finished the series at 25.8. "We obviously didn't play very well in the first half and we dug ourselves a big hole", Budenholzer said. They led by as many as 10 points when Kelly Oubre Jr. made a 3-pointer, one of four by the team in the first quarter, and wound up with a 30-23 lead. They combined for 37 points on 15-of-22 shooting in the first two quarters. The game was as close as three points in the fourth but the Wizards just had too much firepower with Wall down the stretch. That team fell apart the following season after the "Malice at the Palace", the ugly scene in Detroit in which players Ron Artest, Stephen Jackson and Jermaine O'Neal fought with Pistons fans.