ATLANTA, GA - MAY 13:  Al Horford #15 of the Atlanta Hawks draws a foul from Paul Pierce #34 of the Washington Wizards during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on May 13, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Horford’s Late Follow Gives Hawks 82-81 Win Over Wizards

Al Horford snatched away an offensive rebound and dropped in the winning basket with 1.9 seconds left after Dennis Schroder’s drive to the basket was blocked by John Wall, giving the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks an 82-81 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night and a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

05/13/2015

John Wall. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NBAE via Getty Images)

John Wall Will Play For Wizards Tonight

John Wall was cleared by team doctors to play in tonight’s Game 5 match-up against the Hawks in Atlanta.

05/13/2015

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D.C. Sports Viewing Schedule: Nationals, Capitals, Wizards, United

A helpful guide of where and when to watch the Capitals, Wizards, Nationals and D.C. United, all playing on May 13, 2015.

05/13/2015

John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards watches from the bench in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Atlanta Hawks during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 11, 2015 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards’ Wall Shows Improvement; Game 5 Status Uncertain

Washington Wizards guard John Wall took the next step in recovery from a fractured left hand and wrist: He dribbled.

05/12/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 11: Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards walks to the bench during a timeout after laying on the court briefly against the Atlanta Hawks  during the second half in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Verizon Center on May 11, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Atlanta Hawks won, 106-101. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

In Game 4 Loss, Wizards Guard Bradley Beal Raises His Game

After a Game 4 loss against the Hawks, Wizards guard Bradley Beal says he needs to step up and lead the team during John Wall’s absence.

05/12/2015

Paul Pierce #34 of the Washington Wizards during the game against the Atlanta Hawks in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 11, 2015 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards Rally Falls Short in 106-101 Loss to Hawks

Finally looking a bit more like a No. 1 seed than the team that’s been so-so in the playoffs, the Atlanta Hawks beat the Washington Wizards 106-101 on Monday night behind Jeff Teague’s 26 points, including a key 3, to even their second-round series at two games apiece.

05/11/2015

John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards (C) watches the game from the bench in the second quarter of their game against the Atlanta Hawks during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Verizon Center on May 9, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Wizards Guard Wall Sits Out 3rd Straight Game Against Hawks

All-Star point guard John Wall will sit out his third consecutive game in the Washington Wizards’ second-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks.

05/11/2015

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Wizards Guard Will Bynum’s Long Road Back to the NBA Pays Off

Will Bynum is a basketball vagabond.

05/10/2015

Paul Pierce shoots for Wizards

Anatomy Of The Truth: Paul Pierce’s Game-Winning Shot Lifts Wizards

The big lead was gone and the crowd was stunned. A devastating loss loomed for the Wizards.

05/10/2015

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Paul Pierce Hits Wizards’ Game 3 Buzzer-Beater: I Called ‘Game’

Paul Pierce, asked if he called ‘bank’ before hitting the Game 3 buzzer-beater off the backboard, said: “I called game.”

05/09/2015

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