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Wizards beating Hawks at their own game

Atlanta made 321 more three-pointers than Washington in the regular season, but the Wizards are 9-of-16 on triples so far in Game 2 to hang tight with the Hawks in the third quarter. Follow live


Russillo @ryenarussillo

ATL keeps losing shooters and Wash is making them pay, Hawks were 3/13 from 3 in first half.

Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

With no John Wall ripping into them with penetration, Hawks' haven't had to shift, which has enabled them to shore up weakside arc.

Wizards feeling Wall's absence

John Wall's replacement tonight, Ramon Sessions, had just one assist for Washington in the first half. Wall has at least one assist in each quarter he's played in during this postseason.

Curry makes backup plans for June

NBA MVP Stephen Curry signed up for the June 1 qualifier for the California State Amateur golf championship in Merced, California. But don't fret, NBA fans -- he can withdraw if Golden State advances to the NBA Finals, scheduled to start June 4.

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Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

Joerger said Mike Conley will try to go tonight in Game 2. "If I think he's hurting us or does not look good, I'll take him out."

Wizards settle down, try to creep back in

Atlanta turned the ball over 5 times in the second quarter, leading to 5 points for the Wizards and cutting the Hawks' lead from 10 points to 7 at intermission. Sharpshooter Kyle Korver has struggled and is only 1-for-7 through one half. Follow live


Wizards up against a wall

The Wizards are 10-39 during John Wall's 5-year career when he misses a game (all in the regular season). Most of that came during the 2012-13 season when the Wizards were 5-28 without Wall and 24-25 with him. (via ESPN Stats & Info)

Hawks capitalizing on Wizards' errors

Washington is struggling to keep their hands on the ball. The Wizards have 7 turnovers (4 from steals) that have resulted in 8 Atlanta points. The Hawks are up by 9 midway through the second. Follow live


Hawks had 9 transition points in the 1st quarter. They averaged 16.9 per game during regular season (14th in NBA), and 20.6 in postseason.

Sharing is caring for the Hawks.

The only Hawk yet to score that's entered the game is Mike Muscala (1 minute played). That may explain why Atlanta has an 8-point lead after the first. Follow live


Russillo @ryenarussillo

I realize everything is different w/o Wall, but don't understand the Gortat/Nene pairing going this deep to start these two games.

Shot creation a problem for Wizards

The Hawks are typically a ball sharing offense. The proof through the first quarter is 9 assists on 10 made baskets. Conversely, Washington only has 2 assists on 6 made shots. Follow live

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM

Wall averages 17.4 pts, 12.6 ast, 4.6 reb,1.4 blk. He has 4 straight double-doubles. More than that, how do Wiz replace his speed/vision?

Early turnovers for Washington

No John Wall means no comfort for the Wizards' primary ball-handler. Washington has turned the ball over 3 times midway through the first (leading to 4 points) and trail the Hawks by 6. Follow live

Wizards' precedent in postseason play

The Wizards are the first team seeded 5 or lower to win their first 5 playoff games since seeding became official in 1984. Can they make it six in a row with a Game 2 win over the Hawks? Follow live

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The Wizards have shot more than 10 percentage points better with John Wall on the court than off the court in the playoffs. (49.2% to 38.3%)

Wiz held strong without Wall in Game 1

The Hawks were unable to make the most of Wall's time on the bench. Wall sat for 9 minutes in Game 1, and in that time the Wizards outscored the Hawks 16-4. Atlanta made just 2-of-13 shots during that stretch.

Hawks' Carroll on a 'Nique-like streak

DeMarre Carroll has scored at least 20 points in 5 straight playoff games. He's the first Hawk with such a stretch since Atlanta legend Dominique Wilkins. (via NBA.com/Stats)

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