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Hawks throwing late haymakers

Atlanta's Pero Antic hit a big 3 then drew a foul on Marcin Gortat, his sixth, and the Hawks have surged to a double-digit lead late in the fourth quarter. Follow live

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Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

Steve Kerr joined Pat Riley as 2 of 5 coaches to win first 5 career playoff games (D'Antoni, Sharman, Kundla). Riley won first 9 w/Lakers

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

One of these PGs was an All-Star, and one backed up Darren Collison. Can you tell who's who tonight?

Hawks' Carroll has elite company

DeMarre Carroll is the 3rd Atlanta Hawk in team history with 6 consecutive 20-point postseason games. The others: Dominique Wilkins and Lou Hudson (via Elias). Follow live

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Hawks start out hot in fourth

The Wizards had narrowed Atlanta's lead to 5 after three, but 4 unanswered points from the Hawks in the first 2 minutes of the 4th quarter forced Washington to call timeout. DeMarre Carroll leads all scorers with 20 points, his sixth consecutive 20-point game. Follow live

Wizards slow Hawks' offense

Bradley Beal is heating up, but the key to a Washington run has been the defense. The Hawks scored 21 transition points in the first half, but they've only managed 3 such points late in the third quarter. Follow live

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

Grizzlies PR ace Jason Wallace just handed in the roster to scorer's table for tonight's Game 2 officially listing Mike Conley as active

SportsCenter @SportsCenter

Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger says Mike Conley will try to play Game 2 vs Warriors. Conley has missed 3 games recovering from facial surgery.

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

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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.