Washington Wizards vs. Atlanta Hawks: Game 2 Grades and Analysis

May 5th, 2015 by David Kenyon Leave a reply »

The Atlanta Hawks outlasted the Washington Wizards 106-90 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Tuesday at Philips Arena.

Though the team received a little help from the injury bug, Atlanta evened the series at 1-1 behind a 22-point effort from DeMarre Carroll.

Wizards point guard John Wall was sidelined due to a wrist injury suffered in Game 1. Since the series takes a three-day break, he's likely to be available for Game 3.

The Hawks used a 26-15 advantage during the fourth quarter to pull away from Washington, who committed 16 turnovers on the night.

Ramon Sessions led the Wizards with 21 points.


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Bradley Beal: B

Wall's injury nudged Bradley Beal into the featured-scorer role, and the sharpshooter performed adequately—not great, but solid. He connected on eight of 22 shots from the field, burying 2-of-3 beyond the arc.

Beal still has a propensity for hoisting mid-range jumpers, even when he has a favorable matchup, and that halted a handful of possessions. He ...

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