The ball fell through the hoop and Verizon Center exploded. Paul Pierce had done it again.
Wizards playoff hero Paul Pierce sank the game-tying shot as time expired, but the basket was waved off when replay showed it was too late.
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.
John Wall was cleared by team doctors to play in tonight’s Game 5 match-up against the Hawks in Atlanta.
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.
Paul Pierce’s banked-in 21-foot jumper at the buzzer gave the Washington Wizards a 103-101 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.
Wizards point guard John Wall was ruled out for this evening’s Eastern Conference semifinal game against the Atlanta Hawks at Verizon Center.
DeMarre Carroll scored 22 points, Kyle Korver bounced back from a miserable first half and the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks held off the Washington Wizards 106-90 on Tuesday night, taking advantage of John Wall’s absence to even the Eastern Conference semifinals at one game apiece.
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John Wall had no trouble finding his rhythm after resting for two games, producing 24 points and nine assists Sunday night to lead the Washington Wizards to their highest win total in more than 30 years by beating a second-string group of Atlanta Hawks 108-99.