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Will Wizards-Celtics officially become a rivalry now?
The regular-season series was tied at 2 and loaded with technical fouls and fines, but the Wizards are mostly mum.
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Wizards at Celtics Game 1: How and what to watch
The Wizards and Celtics kick off their second round playoff series on Sunday afternoon. Here's all you need to know.
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A very good dog came to the Bulls' exit interviews
Robin Lopez and the Bulls are out of the playoffs, so to say goodbye he brought his goldendoodle to his exit interview
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Former Wizards players trying out for 3-on-3 league
Four former Wizards players are trying for Ice Cube's new BIG3 basketball league, it was learned Saturday.
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Wizards' Brooks on how his team will defend Isaiah Thomas
How will the Wizards defend Isaiah Thomas in the second round of the playoffs? Scott Brooks gives a hint.
Does Wall consider the Wizards and Celtics rivals?
Does John Wall consider the Wizards and Celtics rivals? Plus, how will he defend Isaiah Thomas?
Wall has gotten over Horford choosing Celtics
The friendly chatter between John Wall and Celtics center Al Horford, who considered the Wizards as a free agent, has ceased.
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Wizards, Celtics have history as rivals ahead of playoffs
The NBA is getting a great playoff matchup between the Wizards and Celtics. Just look at their history.
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Brooks updates Mahinmi's status for Game 1 vs. Celtics
The Wizards will be without backup center Ian Mahinmi as they begin their second round playoff series at the Celtics on Sunday.
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5 biggest Wizards-Celtics storylines to watch
Here are five storylines to watch for the Wizards vs. Celtics' second round playoff series, which starts on Sunday at 1 p.m.
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Wall and Beal drop Migos references at podium after Game 6 win
John Wall and Bradley Beal referred to Migos after Wall trash talked one of their members during Wizards-Hawks Game 6.
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Celtics' Thomas dealing with tough times, travel before Wizards series
Isaiah Thomas will have a very difficult travel schedule ahead of Game 1 on Sunday as he goes back home for a funeral.
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Wall and Beal can't stop grinning about 73-point game
John Wall and Bradley Beal combined to score 73 points in the Wizards' Game 6 win over the Hawks.
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Wall's once in a generation Game 6 performance
What John Wall did on Friday night in Atlanta may have been the best game for a Wizards player in generations.
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5 must-see moments from Wizards' Game 6 win
Here are five plays or moments from the Wizards' 115-99 win over the Hawks in Game 6 that are worth revisting.
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Keys to look for in Wizards-Celtics semifinal series
The teams went 2-2 in the regular season, each winning on their own home floor.
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Wall, Beal show out for Wizards in Game 6
John Wall set a career playoff-high with 42 points and Bradley Beal dropped 31 in a 115-99 win vs. Atlanta. 
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Wizards vs. Celtics 2017 NBA Playoffs schedule
The Wizards and Celtics will meet in the second round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs. Here is the schedule.
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Who wore it better: Joe Biden or 'Two-Button Tony'?
CSN did away with ties and a star was born: Meet "Two-Button Tony" Massenburg.
Things get emotional after Chenier's last game in the booth
CSN's Wizards crew gave an emotional tribute to Phil Chenier, who capped his decades-long career as the Wizards' color commentator Friday night.
Takeaways from Wizards' close out of Hawks in Game 6
The closeout game on the road is supposed to be the toughest, but John Wall made it look easy down the stretch Friday night. 
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Wall jawed at Julio Jones, Gucci Mane and Quavo at Game 6
John Wall doesn't care if you're an All-Pro wide receiver or one of the biggest hip-hop stars in the country. He'll let you know what's up. 
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John Wall gets it done on both ends of the court
With John Wall chasing down Denis Schroder after a steal, Wall rallies for the chasedown block and then scores on the other end in a pivotal moment in the game.
Beal drills huge corner 3pt basket
As the Atlanta Hawks were battling back, Bradley Beal knocked in a huge corner 3pter to push the Wizards lead back up to 19 points.
Markieff Morris spins and connects on the hookshot
Markieff Morris continued his great Game 6 performance with a drive and spin to the rim, finishing the play with a hookshot.
Kelly Oubre Jr. (12, left) and Atlanta Hawks forward Kent Bazemore are separated by referee Bill Spooner
Foul sparks confrontation between Wizards, Hawks
A big argument broke out between the Wizards and Hawks in Game 6 after Kent Bazemore undercut Bradley Beal.
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Kent Bazemore pushes Bradley Beal during transition slam
Trailing in transition, Kent Bazemore pushed Bradley Beal going up for a slam. After the play Beal was not pleased and a slight scrum ensued between the Wizards and the Hawks.
VIDEO: Smith on wrong end of vicious elbow
Paul Millsap said the Wizards were "playing MMA" after Game 1. In Game 6, it was the Hawks who were throwing elbows.
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Dwight Howard throws the elbow into Jason Smith's head
The physical series continues as Jason Smith takes a Dwight Howard elbow into the head during the first quarter of Game 6. Howard was just given a common foul and Smith would remain in the game.
Beal gets going from deep with early three against Hawks
Beal went 1-9 from behind the arc in Game 5. He started in 1-1 in Game 6 with a pin-balling three pointer.
Ian Mahinmi
Brooks provides bleak Game 7 outlook for Mahinmi
Ian Mahinmi was hopeful that his recovery from a left calf strain would be quicker than it has proved to be during this Wizards-Hawks series. 
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Smith could miss Game 6, as Wizards frontcourt already lacks depth
The Wizards' frontcourt could be in deep trouble as Jason Smith remains a gametime decision going into Friday night.
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To close out, Wizards must avoid these mistakes in Game 6
This first-round series with the Hawks could already be over if the Wizards paid better attention to detail in Game 4. 
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Below the Rim: Is Wizards-Hawks a real rivalry?
Below the Rim: Is Wizards-Hawks a real rivalry or no? Chase Hughes, Nick Ashooh and Keely Diven weigh in.
Bradley Beal attempts a shot against Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard
Wizards vs. Hawks Game 6: How and what to watch
Just like that the Hawks are back in Game 6, final quarter is sure to be a good one. Watch on CSN.
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Below the Rim: Most interesting player now that OKC is done?
Below the Rim: Most interesting player left in the playoffs now that OKC and Russell Westbrook is done?
Why all stats aren't created equal for Gortat
Five points don't sound like much for Marcin Gortat, but while the shots aren't there for him he's staying engaged to help others.
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Schroder is giving the Wizards a taste of Wall's medicine
John Wall doesn't have to work out with Dennis Schroder. The Hawks guard is already using his playbook to attack the Wizards.
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Joe Biden
Scott Brooks jokes about Joe Biden showing up at Game 5
Wizards coach Scott Brooks had some funny jokes about Joe Biden showing up to Game 5.
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Smith's status for Wizards-Hawks Game 6 still up in the air
The Wizards aren't certain yet if Jason Smith will be ready to play in Game 6 due to his calf injury.
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Massenburg breaks down big nights from Beal, Schroder
The Wizards edged the Hawks in Game 5 largely due to a huge night from Bradley Beal. But Dennis Schroder continued to be a problem all game long.
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Otto Porter steps up as Wizards' third scorer in Game 5 win
Otto Porter stepped up to be the third scorer the Wizards desperately needed in Game 5 to help beat the Hawks.
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Adjustments for Wizards that worked best in Game 5
The 103-99 win to give the Wizards a 3-2 series lead over the Hawks came because of changes by Scott Brooks.
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Emotional Game 5 victory for John Wall
John Wall hit the final shot to finish with 20 points and 14 assists, and then left for the hospital. 
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Stunning photos from Wizards' Game 5 victory
The Wizards won a pivotal Game 5 against the Hawks on Wednesday night at Verizon Center. Check out these photos from the victory.
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10 must-see moments from Wizards' Game 5 win over Hawks
John Wall threw down one of his biggest dunks ever and Vice President Joe Biden showed up.
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Wall's cape makes strong case for wildest outfit of playoffs
John Wall showed up to Wednesday's postgame press conference in a cape. It was great.
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Kelly Oubre Jr. is proud of Wizards' tenacious defense
Kelly Oubre Jr. always brings it on defense, and the swingman tells Chris Miller he was pleased with how every Wizard did the same in Game 5.
Up-and-down Wizards bench was way up in Game 5
Steve Buckhantz and Phil Chenier loved the production of the Wizards bench in Game 5, with guys like Bojan Bogdanovic and Brandon Jennings stepping up in the win.
Forget the stats, Marcin Gortat was effective in Game 5
Marcin Gortat's Game 5 stats aren't overly impressive, but Wizards Insider J. Michael says the Wizards center was still a big part of Washington's win over Atlanta.
Game 5 win capped off an emotional day for John Wall
Immediately after the Wizards picked up their third win of the series against the Hawks, John Wall explained to Chris Miller the factors that made the moment that much sweeter.
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Takeaways from Wizards' Game 5 win over Hawks
The Wizards got a big boost from Otto Porter and Bojan Bogdanovic to take a 3-2 series lead on the Hawks.
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Markieff Morris swats Tim Hardaway's shot out of bounds
Tim Hardaway probably wishes he didn't challenge Markieff Morris on this particular play in Game 5 against the Wizards.
Beal blocks it on one end, Oube Jr. dunks it on the other
Two of the Wizards young wing players got it done on both ends of the floor in this Game 5 sequence.
VIDEO: Wall throws down huge dunk vs. Hawks in Game 5
John Wall put an exclamation mark on his nine-point third quarter of Game 5 against the Hawks on Wednesday night with a massive dunk.
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John Wall punishes the rim with huge left-handed slam
John Wall usually finishes his drives with slick layups, but every once in a while he'll end his trips to the rim with giant slams like this one.
John Wall takes it the length of the court in a flash
Going full court takes some point guards time, but John Wall isn't one of those point guards.
Bradley Beal hits the raindrop over Dwight Howard
The best way to beat a shot blocker is to just shoot it way over him. Bradley Beal demonstrates that move here.
John Wall throws the alley-oop to Markieff Morris
As they tend to do, John Wall and Markieff Morris linked up for an alley oop in Game 5 against the Hawks.
Joe Biden sits courtside at Wizards-Hawks playoff game
Former Vice President Joe Biden sat courtside for Wizards-Hawks Game 5 and was treated with a standing ovation.
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Wall gave away his Game 4 jersey to NFL Pro Bowler
Is John Wall trying to convert a Falcons Pro Bowler into a Wizards fan? It seems like it, considering Wall tossed the player his jersey following Game 4.
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Exploiting match-ups proving to be fool's gold for Wizards
Scott Brooks wants the Wizards to stop tyring to exploit matchups in favor of a more beneficial offensive scheme.
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Hawks rookie proving a thorn in the Wizards' side
The Wizards are having a tough time dealing with a player they probably didn't expect much from.
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Wizards need somebody other than Wall and Beal to step up
Wizards reporter Frank Hanrahan says the Wizards need somebody other than John Wall and Bradley Beal to step up in game five.
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Wall says Wizards need renewed focus for Game 5
After two straight losses to allow the series to be evened at 2-2, John Wall says the Wizards need to refocus as they return home for Game 5 against the Hawks.
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How much have Markieff Morris' comments backfired?
Chick Hernandez and Brian Mitchell discuss what role Markieff Morris' trash talk in the early part of the series against the Hawks has played since then.
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Are Wizards defensive struggles because of talent or effort?
Chick Hernandez and Brian Mitchell discuss the root cause of the Wizards' defensive struggles – especially in Games 3 and 4 – in their first-round series against the Hawks.
Scott Brooks says he has confidence Wizards will play better
Scott Brooks said Tuesday that he's confident the Wizards will bounce back and play better after the Hawks evened the teams' first-round series at 2-2.
Marcin Gortat Markieff Morris Wizards
Howard and Millsap outline simple way they have stopped Wizards' bigs
The Hawks say they are stopping Morris and Gortat for a simple reason and spoke in detail about it on Tuesday.
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Ian Mahinmi
Mahinmi: 'Plan is for me to come back in this first round'
Ian Mahinmi said Tuesday that he expects to return from a calf injury at some point during the remainder of the Wizards' first-round series against the Hawks.
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Millsap on not talking trash, why he made the 'MMA' comment
Hawks forward Paul Millsap explained why he thinks letting his play speak for itself is working against the Wizards.
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Mahinmi optimistic he can return by end of Wizards-Hawks series
Ian Mahinmi shared some positive news at Tuesday's Wizards practice.
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Wizards vs. Hawks Game 5: How and what to watch
The Wizards host the Hawks in Game 5 of their first round series on Wednesday night. Here's all you need to know.
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10 must-see moments from Wizards' Game 4 loss to Hawks
Here are 10 plays or moments from the Wizards' loss to the Hawks in Game 4 on Monday night that are worth revisiting.
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Will the Wizards re-sign Otto Porter next season?
Sporting News NBA writer Sean Deveney on whether the Wizards will put up the money to keep Otto Porter next season.
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Foul trouble continues to haunt Morris vs. Hawks
For the third game in a row, Markieff Morris had his time limited because of early infractions.
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Wizards vs. Hawks Game 5 tipoff time announced
The start time for Wednesday's Game 5 between the Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks was announced.
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4.24.17 Highlights: Wiz lose Game 4 despite Beal's big night
Bradley Beal had a breakout performance against the Hawks in Game 4, but it wasn't enough for the Wizards to pull out the win.
'Podium game' for Jose Calderon vs. Wizards a shocker
Dennis Schroder had three fouls in the first quarter and the Wizards couldn't take advantage of the 35-year-old fill-in.
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J. Michael on exactly what went wrong for Wiz in Game 4
Wizards Insider J. Michael came on SportsTalk Live to break down exactly how and why the Wizards lost Game 4 to the Hawks.
Wall laughs, Beal disputes idea of Wiz-Hawks rivalry
After the Wizards' Game 4 loss to the Hawks, a reporter asked John Wall and Bradley Beal if they considered the Hawks rivals.
Former Duke star Nolan Smith joins Wizards Overtime
Former Duke star Nolan Smith joins Wizards Overtime to talk Wiz-Hawks after Game 4
Brooks on what went wrong in the second quarter of Game 4
Scott Brooks on what went wrong in the second quarter of Game 4 for the Wizards.
Markieff Morris breaks down a tough Game 4 loss
Markieff Morris breaks down a tough Game 4 loss to Hawks, why the Wizards are struggling.
Bojan Bogdanovic on him breaking out, bench's issues
Bojan Bogdanovic on him breaking out from a slump, bench's issues vs. Hawks
Brandon Jennings says Game 5 'is a must-win game'
Brandon Jennings says Game 5 'is a must-win game' for Wizards after loss to Hawks.
J. Michael refuses to make excuses for Wizards' poor Game 4
Fans and players may again point to officiating after the Wizards dropped Game 4 in Atlanta, but Wizards Insider J. Michael does not want to hear that at all.
Toughness and defense are two reasons Wizards lost Game 4
Tony Massenburg and Scott Jackson pinpoint multiple reasons that led to the Wizards' second loss against the Hawks on Monday night.
Takeaways from Wizards' tough loss in Game 4 to Hawks
The Hawks tied up their series with the Wizards, as Washington couldn't get the necessary stops in Game 4.
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Otto Porter blocks Dennis Schroder in third quarter
Late in the third quarter, Otto Porter came up with a huge block on Dennis Schroder during Game 4.
Wall comes up with steal, turns it into and-1 against Hawks
John Wall has a habit of turning defense into offense. He came up with a steal, then took it to the other end of the court for an and-1 play.
Otto Porter with block, then 3 vs. Hawks
Otto Porter blocked a Hawks' shot, then hit a 3 of his own at the other end of the floor.
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PHOTO: Hawks fans brought Morris 'crybaby' signs to Game 4
Atlanta Hawks fans are getting creative in their quest to get in Markieff Morris' head for Game 4.
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Brandon Jennings on how he grew to appreciate John Wall
Brandon Jennings on how he grew to appreciate John Wall over the years after having a rivalry.
Bradley Beal 1-on-1 with Chris Miller before Game 4
Bradley Beal goes 1-on-1 with Chris Miller to discuss his slump and trash talking ahead of Game 4.
Marcin Gortat defends Hawks' Dwight Howard
Brooks irked by FT discrepancy between Wiz and Hawks
Three of the starting five for Washington have taken a total of eight free throws after three games.
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Bradley Beal loves his teammates and Hawks trash talking
Bradley Beal may be one of the quieter Wizards, but when he sees Markieff Morris and Paul Millsap going back and forth.
Scott Brooks has some complaints about free throw chances
The Wizards head coach made it clear he's simply stating facts, but among its needed adjustments, more free throw trips is a must.
Will John Wall work out with Dennis Schroder this summer?
Before the Wizards-Hawks Game 4, Dennis Schroder said he asked John Wall to work out with him during the offseason.
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John Wall: Wizards need to be more physical, like MMA
John Wall and head coach Scott Brooks talk about what has changed against the Hawks since the first two games and what adjustments the Wizards need to make.
Buckhantz expects the Wizards to turn around in Game 4
Steve Buckhantz, Wizards play-by-play announcer, expects them to come back against the Hawks in Game 4.
What's going on with Bogdanovic and Porter?
Wizards play-by-play announcer Steve Buckhantz on what is going on with Bojan Bogdanovic and Otto Porter.
Buckhantz on Millsap drama
Wizards play-by-play announcer Steve Buckhantz on the drama between the Wizards and Paul Millsap.
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Jennings explains 'John with the shades' to CSN
Brandon Jennings reads excerpts from his letter explaining why John Wall should be the MVP.
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Defense dominates Wizards' focus for Game 4
For some players it was bad individual team defense but Bradley Beal took himself to task for failing to provide proper help in a Game 3 loss.
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'John with the shades' - Jennings makes Wall's case for MVP
'John with the shades' - Brandon Jennings makes Wall's case for MVP and reads excerpts from his article in the Players' Tribune.
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Wizards vs. Hawks Game 4: How and what to watch
The Wizards battle the Hawks in Game 4 of their first round series on Monday night. Here's all you need to know.
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Despite ward of words, Schroder wants to train with Wall
Dennis Schroder wants to work out with John Wall in the offseason, according to several reports out of Atlanta.
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Otto Porter making progress after injury in Game 3
After an injury scare in Game 3, Otto Porter is feeling better ahead of Monday's Game 4.
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Taurean Prince Wizards Hawks
Hawks' player got away with a blatant travel against Wizards in Game 3
Hawks rookie Taurean Prince got away with one of the more blatant travels you will see in Game 3 against the Wizards on Saturday night.
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Scott Brooks discusses the Wizards' Game 3 loss
Scott Brooks talked to the media after the Wizards' Game 3 loss to Atlanta
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Wall says Schroder guarding him full court doesn't matter
Dennis Schroder tried guarding John Wall full-court on Saturday and afterwards Wall gave his reaction to that ploy.
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Dennis Schroder Wizards Hawks
Wizards' defensive principles go on hiatus for Game 3
The offense for Bradley Beal and company will come easier if they do a better job defending.
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John Wall still confident in Wizards after Game 3 loss
John Wall still confident in Wizards after Game 3 blowout loss to Hawks.
Where do you rank John Wall among Top 5 PGs?
The Wizards Overtime crew ranks the top five point guards in the NBA and debates whether or not John Wall is one.
Paul Millsap reacts to Morris' 'crybaby' comment on live TV
Paul Millsap reacts to Markieff Morris' 'crybaby' comment on live television
VIDEO: Millsap reacts to Morris' crybaby comment on live TV
Paul Millsap was told Markieff Morris' quote that he is a "crybaby" on live television. His reaction was great.
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Jason Smith: Wizards need to flush this one down the toilet
Jason Smith: Wizards need to flush this loss in Game 3 down the toilet and move on
Beal: 'We spent the whole game playing catchup'
Bradley Beal on Wizards loss in Game 3: 'We spent the whole game playing catchup'
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Markieff Morris: Paul Millsap is 'a crybaby'
Wizards' Markieff Morris says Hawks' Paul Millsap is 'a crybaby'
VIDEO: Morris on Hawks' Paul Millsap: 'He's a crybaby'
More shots have been fired by Markieff Morris at Paul Millsap. 
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Wizards didn't pressure Hawks enough in Game 3
Phil Chenier says the Wizards didn't put enough pressure on the Hawks, allowing them to take the win.
10 must-see moments from Wizards' Game 3 loss to Hawks
Here are 10 plays or moments from the Wizards' loss to the Hawks in Game 3 that are worth revisiting.
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Playoffs are 'a marathon, not a sprint'
J Michael gives his takeaways following Wizards Game 3 loss to the Hawks.
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Takeaways from Wizards' Game 3 blowout loss to Hawks
The Atlanta Hawks were in control from the opening tip in Game 3 on Saturday to make it a 2-1 series.
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Porter leaves Wizards-Hawks Game 3 with injury
Otto Porter was ruled out after leaving Game 3 against the Hawks with a neck injury.
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John Wall hits circus shot in 1st half vs. Hawks
John Wall hits circus shot in 1st half of Game 3 vs. Atlanta Hawks
Wall goes behind the back, throws down huge dunk vs. Hawks
John Wall brought the ball behind his back, then threw down a huge dunk against the Hawks on Saturday night.
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Wall hits crazy three to beat buzzer vs. Hawks
John Wall hit an amazing shot to end the 1st quarter of Game 3 against the Hawks.
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Wall hits crazy three to beat buzzer at end of 1st vs. Hawks
John Wall hits a buzzer beater from behind the three-point line at end of 1st against the Hawks.
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John Wall throws down left-handed slam vs. Hawks
John Wall throws down left-handed slam in 1st quarter of Game 3 vs. Hawks
Jennings on fitting in with Wizards, defending teammates
Brandon Jennings on fitting in with the Wizards after signing as a free agent and defending his teammates
Wizards Tipoff podcast, Ep. 9 - Wiz-Hawks a fun 1st round series
On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Commuter Connections, we recap a fun series so far.
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Brooks' daughter will scold him for technicals
Scott Brooks' daughter will scold him for technical fouls
Wizards handle Hawks' adjustments well
The Hawks like their small-ball lineup, but they haven't had much success against the Wizards.
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Howard sounds like he's studying actual MMA fighters
MMA talk is still alive in the Wizards-Hawks series, with Dwight Howard now identifying things MMA fighters do that he would like to see his team emulate.
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Dennis Schroder Kawhi Leonard Spurs Hawks
Hawks coach wants Schroder to be like Kawhi with Wall's trash talking
Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has some specific advice for his point guard Dennis Schroder in dealing with Wizards star John Wall.
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Wall, Schroder had history ahead of dunk and staredown
John Wall's dunk and staredown on Dennis Schroder may have not been an isolated incident.
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Wizards vs. Hawks Game 3: How and what to watch
The Wizards are looking to come back from a huge halftime deficit against the Hawks. Watch the game NOW on CSN.
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Rondo's injury could alter NBA playoffs
The Bulls have announced that point guard Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely with a thumb injury. Here's what his absence means for the NBA playoffs. 
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Oubre fined by NBA for kicking ball into stands
Second-year forward Kelly Oubre, Jr. was docked $25,000 by the NBA on Friday for kicking the basketball into the stands.
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Mahinmi likely to miss even more games after re-evaluation
Ian Mahinmi now could miss the rest of the Wizards' series vs. the Hawks with a calf injury.
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Wizards smother Hawks' 3-point shooting
The Wizards have been able to eliminate a big threat from the Hawks' bench so far in their playoff series.
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Jason Smith on Wizards' plan for game 3
Wizards' forward Jason Smith talked with the Junkies Friday ahead of their game Saturday against the Hawks, and discussed their plan for game 3.
Jason Smith on what makes Scott Brooks a great coach
Wizards' forward Jason Smith on what makes Scott Brooks such a great coach for the Wizards.
Smith says Wizards want to make sure they're the aggressors
The aggressiveness of the game has been a big topic of discussion throughout their series against the Hawks and Wizards' Jason Smith says they want to make sure they are the aggressors.
Jason Smith has an interesting routine during each game
Wizards' Jason Smith joined the Junkies Friday and E.B. asked him about his interesting routine he has during every TV timeout.
Quinn Cook: The Wizards can make it to the Finals
DeMatha product and current Pelicans point guard Quinn Cook thinks the Wizards are good enough to make it to the NBA Finals.
What was it like for Quinn Cook to get advice from LeBron?
What was it like for DeMatha product Quinn Cook to get basketball advice from LeBron James?
Marcin Gortat Wizards Hawks
Marcin Gortat's rebirth huge for Wizards vs. Hawks in playoffs
After losing time to Ian Mahinmi post-All-Star break, Marcin Gortat has been a rock in the middle for the Wizards.
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Brandon Jennings Wizards
Wizards must fix Brandon Jennings' defense ASAP
Brandon Jennings' defense is a major reason behind the second unit's struggles in series with Hawks.
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Millsap on Hawks vs. Wizards: 'Our small-ball is better than theirs'
Paul Millsap is confident in his Hawks in part because he thinks they play better small-ball than the Wizards do.
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Jennings helps Wizard's 4th quarter turnaround in Game 2
Brandon Jennings became an unlikely hero for the Wizards in Game 2 vs. the Hawks.
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Bradley Beal Wizards
Wizards escape after Beal comes alive in Game 2
Bradley Beal still hasn't found his shooting touch through two games but he came through in the fourth. 
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Millsap on Wizards' 2-0 lead on Hawks: 'It's 0-0 to us'
Hawks forward Paul Millsap is taking a glass half-full approach to being down 2-0 to the Wizards.
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Howard answers almost every question with 'I don't know'
Dwight Howard was a man of few words in the locker room after the Hawks lost Game 2 to the Wizards.
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10 must-see moments from Wizards' Game 2 win over Hawks
Here are 10 plays or moments from the Wizards' 109-101 win over the Hawks in Game 2 that are worth revisiting.
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Dwight Howard has no idea, so stop asking
Dwight Howard gave the same answer to almost every question after the Hawks' Game 2 loss to the Wizards. 
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WATCH: Oubre Jr. puts up extra shots after Game 2 win
While most of Washington, D.C. was celebrating the Wizards' Game 2 victory over the Hawks, Kelly Oubre Jr. was putting in extra work inside Verizon Center.
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Otto Porter Jr. diving for the ball after causing a turnover against the Atlanta Hawks in the 2017 NBA Playoffs
Wizards' defensive effort is making Scott Brooks proud
The Wizards have won their first two playoff games against the Hawks, and their head coach is pleased with their effort on the defensive end.
Wall says Hawks complained that Wiz got all the calls. LOL.
Here's a funny story: Hawks players complained that too many calls went the Wizards' way in Game 2.
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Brandon Jennings Wizards
Jennings wanted to steal Atlanta's momentum in Game 2
Brandon Jennings' fourth-quarter takeover was a huge factor in Washington's Game 2 win, and he explained how he turned things around to CSN's Chris Miller.
Kelly Oubre Jr. puts up postgame jumpers after Game 2
Winning Game 2 wasn't enough for Kelly Oubre Jr., who decided to put in some extra work Wednesday night after Verizon Center emptied out.
Wall incredulous Hawks complained about calls in Game 2
The Wizards dealt with serious foul trouble all of Game 2 against the Hawks. After the win, John Wall revealed to Chris Miller that Atlanta players were actually complaining that calls weren't going their...
John Wall caps exciting sequence with two-hand flush
One of the top moments in Washington's Game 2 win was this two-handed slam by John Wall in the final minutes.
John Wall drains midrange jumper after flashy spin move
Most midrange jumpers are boring, but John Wall sure knows how to spice them up, which he definitely did in this fourth-quarter sequence.
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Takeaways from Wizards' Game 2 win over Hawks
The Wizards trailed entering the third quarter, but John Wall and company imposed their will to take a 2-0 series lead.
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Wall fired up after and-1 bank shot in fourth quarter
John Wall leaped to his feet pumping his fists after drawing a foul for an and-1 in the fourth quarter.
Wizardry! Jennings dishes it to Smith for the slam
The Wizards got much-needed bench points on this sequence from Brandon Jennings and Jason Smith.
John Wall Wizards
VIDEO: John Wall dunks on Dennis Schroder, stares him down
John Wall gave Dennis Schroder a mean stare after dunking on him in Game 2 vs. the Hawks.
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Wall stares down Schroder after steal and dunk
If looks could kill, the Hawks would have to call the paramedics for Dennis Schroder.
VIDEO: Wiz crowd goes wild for Caps goal
Fans at Verizon Center were doing double-duty on Wednesday night: They were rooting for the Wizards on the court and the Caps on the video board. 
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Oubre steal, Jennings put-back lay-up against Hawks
In a pretty second-quarter sequence, Kelly Oubre came up with a key steal. Brandon Jennings' put-back layup gave Wizards the bucket on the other end.
Gortat's back-to-back blocks lead to buckets for Wizards
Marcin Gortat came up with two huge blocks on consecutive possessions, setting up buckets for the Wizards on the other end.
Scott Brooks on the edge Markieff Morris brings to Wizards
Scott Brooks on the edge Markieff Morris brings to Wizards in a 1-on1- interview with Chris Miller.
Below the Rim: Best 'forgot he's still in the NBA' players?
Below the Rim: Best 'forgot he's still in the NBA' players left in playoffs? Chase Hughes, Nick Ashooh and Daniel Martin give their picks.
Below the Rim: Which playoff team could use Carmelo Anthony?
Below the Rim: Which playoff team could most use Carmelo Anthony? Chase Hughes, Nick Ashooh and Daniel Martin give their picks.
Wizards like to have Morris, 'an enforcer' on their side
Wizards players love having Markieff Morris as their teammate, as he embraces the enforcer role.
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Markieff Morris is ready to be even more physical in Game 2
Wizards forward Markieff Morris embraced the team's physicality in the team's win over the Atlanta Hawks in Game One. Morris says the Wizards will be even tougher in Game Two.
Morris ready for Millsap with 'Double MMA'
There was plenty of talk about MMA by the Wizards at Wednesday morning shootaround.
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Bojan Bogdanovic
Bogdanovic searching for rhythm as defenses adjust
The shooting rhythm Bojan Bogdnavic had for weeks after the Wizards acquired him at the trade deadline has been missing in recent games.
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Scott Brooks Wizards
Wizards appear to take on personality of coach Brooks
Players are avoiding all the chatter and social media about the series with the Hawks, which pleases Scott Brooks. 
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Scott Brooks reflects on Wizards' road to the playoffs
Wizards coach Scott Brooks sat down with Chris Miller to reflect on the journey the team took to get to the playoffs this year.
Marcin Gortat has a lot of respect for Hawks' Dwight Howard
The Wizards' Marcin Gortat says he has a lot of respect for the Hawks' Dwight Howard, even as they go at it in the first round of these playoffs.
Kelly Oubre USAT
Who are the Wizards' X-factors for Hawks series and beyond?
J. Michael details who the Wizards' X-factors could be for the remainder of the Hawks series and possibly beyond should they advance further along in the postseason.
John Wall USAT
Will John Wall finally start getting national attention?
John Wall was praised for his big performance in the Wizards' Game 1 win over the Hawks. J. Michael, Rob Carlin and Brian Mitchell discuss if he can maintain that national spotlight moving forward.
Markieff Morris USAT
How have the Wizards exploited the Hawks' frontcourt?
J. Michael explains what the Wizards did right against the Hawks' frontcourt in their Game 1 victory.
Wizards vs. Hawks Game 2: How and what to watch
The Wizards host the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2 of their first round series in the 2017 NBA Playoffs. Here's all you need to know.
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Chick Hernandez John Feinstein
Is physicality necessary for Wizards to take down Hawks?
Chick Hernandez asks John Feinstein if it's necessary for the Wizards to play with a lot of physicality in order for them to beat the Hawks in their first-round series.
Bradley Beal
Beal: Both John Wall and I 'understand what's at stake'
Bradley Beal said Tuesday that he and John Wall "understand what's at stake" as the Wizards head into Game 2 on Wednesday against the Atlanta Hawks.
NBA Draft
2017 NBA Draft order officially set
The draft order for the 2017 NBA Draft was officially set on Tuesday. Here is what we know.
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Jason Smith Wizards Hornets
Wizards get good news on Smith, Oubre for Game 2 vs. Hawks
An off-day was enough to get Jason Smith and Kelly Oubre back on the floor Wednesday.
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Mahinmi staying on bench for now
Ian Mahinmi still has to undergo evaluation but the Wizards now know when they could have their big man back on the court. 
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Windhorst on potential Wizards playoff matchup against Cavaliers
ESPN NBA writer Brian Windhorst joined the Junkies Tuesday to discuss a potential Wizards, Cavaliers playoff matchup.
Marcin Gortat Dwight Howard Wizards Hawks
Gortat respects Dwight Howard: 'He made me a better player'
Foes Dwight Howard and Marcin Gortat have a lengthy history as teammates and their private battles were more physical then.
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Paul Millsap's comments should make the Wizards grin
Tony Massenburg explains why Paul Millsap's "MMA" comments after Game 1 should make the Wizards feel good about the rest of the series.
Otto Porter Wizards Hawks
Otto Porter contributes in important way for Wizards
Otto Porter isn't hitting threes like he was earlier this season, but he's helping out in a very important way against the Hawks.
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Josh Jackson Kansas
Projected top 5 pick declares for NBA Draft
One of the best college basketball players in the country has declared for the 2017 NBA Draft.
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Paul Millsap Markieff Morris Wizards Hawks
Wizards not buying Paul Millsap's MMA remark
The Hawks shot 19 more free throws than the Wizards in Game 1 but the Hawks' lone All-Star didn't like how it was called.
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Jason Smith Wizards Hawks
Game 2 injury updates and Wizards making adjustments
How healthy will the Wizards be for Game 2 on Tuesday? J. Michael and Chris Miller talk injuries and adjustments.
Smith, Oubre, sit out Wizards' practice with injuries
No further testing was needed on the knees of the forwards after a Game 1 win over Atlanta.
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Paul Millsap Markieff Morris Wizards Hawks
Millsap sees Morris, Wizards' trash talking as a trap
Hawks forward Paul Millsap thinks his team shouldn't fall for what the Wizards are trying to do with trash talking and physical play.
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Film study: Where the Wizards have the Hawks beat
The Wizards stiffled the Hawks in Game 1, but a couple quick adjustments could change everything for Atlanta.
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