A strong performance by John Wall in the point guard matchup with Jeff Teague is central to Washington's upset bid of the East's top seed.
Who will advance to the conference finals? Our writers make their picks for Round 2.
The Hawks played with an edge to beat the Nets in 6, but issues of diminishing bench productivity are a concern as the team prepares for the Wizards.
Paul Millsap had 25 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and the Atlanta Hawks finally finished off the Brooklyn Nets in six games, advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals.
His voice cracking and his eyes watering, Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers nearly let his emotions get the best of him on one of the biggest days of his career.
Nets coach Lionel can't rest center Brook Lopez since his backup, Mason Plumlee, is a bad free throw shooter
The 5-on-5 panel breaks down the good, bad and ugly of the first round of the NBA playoffs.
The eighth-seeded Nets have given the top-seeded Hawks all they can handle, but Brooklyn's play down the stretch remains its biggest problem.
DeMarre Carroll's play keyed the Hawks' Game 5 win, his all-around utility evident in how much better the Hawks are with him on the floor.