Off the strength of Games 3 and 4, I'm not sure about the "evenly matched".
In Boston, Isaiah Thomas scored 11 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and Avery Bradley also scored 24 for the Celtics who won their third consecutive game.
Atlanta let Washington bleed 10 seconds off the clock without fouling before grabbing a defensive board in a four-point game.
Otto Porter Jr had 17 points while Bojan Bogdanovic sparked the bench with 14 as Washington made 37 of 82 field goals (45.1 percent). Heading into halftime, Washington outscored their opponents 27-24 and took a one-point lead at halftime.
The Wizards avoided the dismal start that essentially ruined their hopes in Game 3 before the first quarter was done.
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden reacts as he watches during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series between the Washington Wizards and the Atlanta Hawks, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in Washington. Wall then retaliated with a jump shot to pushed the lead back up to 103-99. No Wizards player has attempted more post-ups than Wall's three, a sign that Howard's presence at the rim has discouraged Marcin Gortat and Morris from isolating around the basket.
The 23-year-old has been sensational all series, but managed to submit his finest effort of his 84 appearances in Game 5, as he piled up impressive figures while playing extremely efficient.
Norman Powell, starting for the second time in the best-of-seven series, scored 25 points for the Raptors, who will try to clinch the series in Milwaukee tomorrow.
The Warriors' 45 first-quarter points tied the National Basketball Association record for the most points scored in the opening period of a playoff game.
Schroder concluded with a double-double of his own with 29 points and 11 assists.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 30 points and nine rebounds while Malcolm Brogdon scored 19 points and Greg Monroe had 11.
At times during the Washington Wizards' season, a team video session - edited clips revealing harsh truths and Coach Scott Brooks sparing no feelings - has precipitated change. The Wizards recorded 10 blocks and eight steals as a team, and made key stops down the final stretch.
Maybe Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer will walk over to shake the Washington players' hands at the end of the series, like Motta did so long ago. "When he is shooting the ball like that, other things open up for his teammates and himself". "That's how it went tonight", Morris said. We had so much chances down the stretch, late. We missed a couple of rebounds, we missed a couple of layups/shots. In such a close series, players who are not stars will have to make a stamp in order to put their team above the opposition. "For us to end the game with the best scrambling defense we had, we got to translate that on to the other 48 minutes of the game".
Home-court advantage does matter is most series, but this looks to be one where the home crowd carries more weight.
The Wizards are seeking to become the first road team to win a game this series.
Dwight Howard played only 20 minutes and did not appear after he checked out with 3:43 to play in the third.
Kevin Durant, sidelined the past two games with a left calf injury, scored 10 points in 20 minutes on the floor. Lightning fast point guard who doesn't have to score to impact a game?
The Hawks will need to win a game in Washington if they are to win the series. Game 4 is a winnable game.
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