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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


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


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.

Wizards feeling Wall's absence

John Wall's replacement tonight, Ramon Sessions, had just one assist for Washington in the first half. Wall has at least one assist in each quarter he's played in during this postseason.

Curry makes backup plans for June

NBA MVP Stephen Curry signed up for the June 1 qualifier for the California State Amateur golf championship in Merced, California. But don't fret, NBA fans -- he can withdraw if Golden State advances to the NBA Finals, scheduled to start June 4.

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Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

Joerger said Mike Conley will try to go tonight in Game 2. "If I think he's hurting us or does not look good, I'll take him out."

Wizards settle down, try to creep back in

Atlanta turned the ball over 5 times in the second quarter, leading to 5 points for the Wizards and cutting the Hawks' lead from 10 points to 7 at intermission. Sharpshooter Kyle Korver has struggled and is only 1-for-7 through one half. Follow live