Sport Wall takes over, powers Wizards past Hawks in Game 1

23:01  16 april  2017
23:01  16 april  2017 Source:   Associated Press

Beal's 25, tiebreaking 3 help Wizards beat Knicks 106-103

  Beal's 25, tiebreaking 3 help Wizards beat Knicks 106-103 Bradley Beal scored 25 points and made the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 49 seconds left as the Washington Wizards beat the New York Knicks 106-103 on Thursday night. John Wall added 24 points and eight assists for the Wizards, who blew a 12-point lead in the fourth quarter but recovered to improve to 48-31, tying Toronto for third place in the Eastern Conference. Washington is trying for its first 50-win season since 1978-79.Marcin Gortat was 7 for 7 from the field and scored 16 points for the Wizards. They have won seven straight at Madison Square Garden.

"John can take over games , he can take over quarters, he can take over plays", coach Scott Brooks said. Despite the Hawks making 39 trips to the free-throw line, compared to the Wizards ' 17, the difference was the third quarter when Morris and Wall took over .

In a rough-and-tumble, foul-filled game , Beal and backcourt mate John Wall took over in the fourth quarter Wednesday night, combining to score 20 of Washington's last 21 points in a 109-101 victory over the Atlanta Hawks that gave the Wizards a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference series.

Wizards guard John Wall celebrates after scoring during Washington's playoff opener against Atlanta on Sunday. © Rob Carr/Getty Images Wizards guard John Wall celebrates after scoring during Washington's playoff opener against Atlanta on Sunday. John Wall scored 32 points, including 15 in the third quarter, as the Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series Sunday.

BOX SCORE: WIZARDS 114, HAWKS 107

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Wall leads Wiz past Hawks for 2-0 series lead .
<p>In a rough-and-tumble, foul-filled game, Bradley Beal took over in the fourth quarter with 16 of his 31 points, including a key late 3-pointer, helping the Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-101 on Wednesday night for a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.</p>John Wall earned chants of "M-V-P!" while finishing with 32 points and nine assists, including the dish to Beal for his shot from beyond the arc with 38 seconds remaining that sealed the win for the hosts.

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