G John Wall scored 32 points as the Wizards outdueled the Hawks 109-101 to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series. Wall and Bradley Beal scored 20 of Washington’s final 21 points in the foul-plagued
game after the Wizards trailed 89-88 with 6:03 remaining.
“We just have a lot of confidence,” Wall said about the pair turning into closers for Washington during their third playoff appearance and first since 2015. “We’ve been in these situations where coaches know we’re going to get the ball. We were doing a great job of making shots, but also making the right reads for our teammates.”