The power forwards in the Washington-Atlanta series exchange bumps on the floor, then words off it.
Paul Millsap scored 29 points, Dennis Schroder had 27 and the Atlanta Hawks delivered an early knockout blow against Washington, cruising to a 116-98 victory Saturday that sliced the Wizards’ lead to 2-1 in the opening-round playoff series.
Game 3 started badly for Washington. The middle was bad. The end was bad. As a result, its series lead has been sliced in half.
Washington coach Scott Brooks wants Jennings, and others, to do a better job staying in front of the ball.
Since straining his left calf in the second-to-last regular-season game, Mahinmi has been sidelined.
LeBron James finished with 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and the Cleveland Cavaliers set an NBA postseason record by erasing a 25-point halftime deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers 119-111 on Thursday night and take a 3-0 lead.
The Capitals, Wizards and Nationals all played — and won — on Wednesday night, producing some strong television numbers locally
They are “The Others,” Golden State’s tight-knit second unit of non-superstars. The backups, and a talented bunch, indeed.
Washington dealt with three key negatives during the first two games of its first-round playoff series with the Atlanta Hawks. And yet, it is halfway to moving on.
Wednesday night’s concert at the Verizon Center, “Whistles Forever, a Three-Part Concerto for Referees,” was occasionally interrupted by a Wizards-Hawks basketball game.
At the end, as it continually does for the Washington Wizards, it came down to John Wall and Bradley Beal.
The Golden State Warriors will not risk Kevin Durant getting a worse injury than the strained calf that sidelined him for Game 2 of their playoff series against Portland on Wednesday night.