Inside the box score: Wizards 109, Hawks 101


Inside the box score: Wizards 109, Hawks 101

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Paul Millsap of the Atlanta Hawks passes the ball in front of Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards in the second half of Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 109-101 loss to the Wizards in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series Wednesday:

Key players

* John Wall did it again as he led the Wizards with a game-high 32 points. He had 32 points in Game 1.

* Paul Millsap led the Hawks with a team-high 27 points and 10 rebounds. He had 14 third-quarter points.

* Markieff Morris had just three points and five fouls for the Wizards after promising to raise the physical stakes of the game.

Key stat

A total of 55 fouls were called. The Hawks had 38 free-throw attempts and the Wizards had 33 free-throw attempts.


* The Hawks were 4 of 20 from 3-point range and are 11 of 45 for the series.

* Dwight Howard played just 19:53 and did not play in the fourth quarter.

* Thabo Sefolosha made his first appearance of the series, playing 4:29 of the second quarter.

* The Hawks committed 18 turnovers for the game and have 39 for the series.

* The Wizards bench, due to foul trouble from starters, outscored the Hawks bench 25-14.


“I liked it.” – Paul Millsap on physical nature of game


The series moves to Atlanta for Games 3 and 4 on Saturday and Monday.

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