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John Wall: Series far from over

Wall's 18 points, 13 assists helped the Wizards to a 104-98 Game 1 win vs. the Hawks today, but there's plenty of work left to be done: "That's only one, that doesn't mean nothing."

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J.A. Adande @jadande

Now we'll see if the Warriors can match the playoff pace set by the Wizards. (Is that a real sentence???)

Hawks bad in 2nd half

  • The Hawks shot 25% in the 2nd half vs. Washington, their worst shooting half of the season.
  • The Hawks shot 17.9% in the 4th quarter, their 2nd-worst shooting quarter of the season.

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Second half is the difference for Wiz

The Wizards allowed 63 points in the 1st half, matching the most they allowed in any half of a playoff game in the past 25 years (spans 45 games in 7 playoffs). In the 2nd half, however, Washington allowed only 35 points, its 4th fewest in any half of a playoff game in 25 years.

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FINAL: Wizards 104, Hawks 98

With a second-half surge, the Wizards came back to beat the Hawks and take Game 1 of the conference semis. Bradley Beal led all scorers with 28 points. Box score

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Watch: Grizzlies at Warriors, 3:30 p.m. ET

The Warriors haven't lost at home since Jan. 27. Golden State will be fueled behind Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, who've combined for 102 more 3-pointers than the whole Grizzlies team in the regular season. Live on ABC, WatchESPN

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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

The Hawks keep trying to do too much on offense in late-game situations. You'd think they were the team that won all blowouts, not Warriors.

Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

Combination of conditioning, lingering adjustments to medication and comfort level with protective mask lead to Conley holding off return.

Beal gives Wizards the lead with a 3

Before he left the game with an ankle injury, Wizards G Bradley Beal drilled this 3-pointer in the fourth quarter to give the Wizards the lead. Washington still holds the lead with less than 2 minutes to play.

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Beal's return is questionable

Lisa Salters on Bradley Beal injury: "He is in the locker room being treated for what we believe is a sprained right ankle. His return is questionable." Watch live