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Wizards guard Bradley Beal labeled the sprained right ankle the "worst" he's had. Treatment began after the game and he will be re-evaluated Monday. (Associated Press)

SNYDER: John Wall, Bradley Beal put heart over hurt

- The Washington Times

Wall and Beal, the Wizards’ twin building blocks, went down with injuries at separate points but returned, allowing fans to breathe again. “Those guys have as much heart as anybody in the building,” Paul Pierce said.

Washington Wizards guard Bradely Beal intercepts a pass from Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver intended for Jeff Teague during an NBA second-round basketball payoff series game on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Atlanta. Washington won 104-98. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta-Journal Constitution via AP) MARIETTA DAILY OUT, GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT, LOCAL TV OUT (WXIA, WGCL, FOX 5)

History looms as Wizards grab series lead

- The Washington Times

The past is being visited in various ways during Washington’s Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Hawks, from coach Randy Wittman, who played in Atlanta, to the series record, 1-0, just like last season.

The Wizards' John Wall goes up for a shot against in a 104-98 win over the Hawks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. (Associated Press)

Wizards sore, but shake off rust to beat Hawks in Game 1

- The Washington Times

The Wizards left Philips Arena sore yet pleased on Sunday afternoon. They had flipped Game 1 on its head to find a way to a 104-98 win in the opener of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks.

Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) passes the ball to center Marcin Gortat (4), from Poland, past Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17), from Lithuania, in the first half of Game 4 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Washington. The Wizards won 125-94 to complete the first sweep of a seven-game series in club history, and advancing them to the second-round. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Washington Wizards Eastern Conference semifinals possible schedule

The Washington Times

The Wizards are waiting for the Eastern Conference quarterfinal between the Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets to conclude before starting the next round. Game 6 of that series, with the Hawks leading 3-2, is Friday night. These are the schedule possibilities depending on when that series concludes:

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Chicago Bulls' Mike Dunleavy (34) drives against the Milwaukee Bucks' O.J. Mayo during the second half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

For Bulls, question remains which team will show up

- Associated Press

The Chicago Bulls are about to face LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference semifinals, and even they aren't quite sure which team will show up.

Wizards-Hawks Preview Capsule

- Associated Press

A look at the Eastern Conference semifinal series between the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards (with regular season and playoff records):

FILE - In this April 24, 2012, file photo, Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers listens during a news conference in Oakland, Calif. Myers won the NBA's executive of the year award Friday, May 1, 2015,  after assembling a roster that rolled to a franchise-record 67 wins and earned the league's top playoff seed. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Warriors GM Bob Myers voted NBA's executive of the year

- Associated Press

His voice cracking and his eyes watering, Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers nearly let his emotions get the best of him on one of the biggest days of his career.

Los Angeles Clippers' Doc Rivers smiles during the second half of Game 6 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, Friday, May 1, 2015, in San Antonio. Los Angeles won 102-96. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

Spurs, Clippers ready for Game 7 of 1st round series

- Associated Press

Doc Rivers stepped to the podium a few minutes after his Los Angeles Clippers survived another road game against the defending champions, a clutch performance that set up a Game 7 against the San Antonio Spurs in what has easily been the series of the first round.

Injured Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley watches Game 5 of an NBA basketball Western Conference playoff series between the Grizzlies and the Portland Trail Blazers Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. The Grizzlies won 99-93 to win the series 4-1. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Grizzlies' gritty D to be tested by Warriors without Conley

- Associated Press

To the Memphis Grizzlies, it's simply grit and grind. Harass opponents from one end of the court to the other, frustrating players into missing shots and forcing turnovers until they lose their offensive rhythm.

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard poses for a photograph during commencement exercises at Weber State Friday, May 1, 2015, in Ogden, Utah. Lillard graduated with a degree in professional sales from the College of Applied Science & Technology. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard receives college degree

- Associated Press

Gina Johnson was rooting hard for the Portland Trail Blazers to upset the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Damian Lillard is her son, so she didn't have much of a choice.

Accused undercover narcotics cop denies stealing drug money

- Associated Press

One of six former drug squad members on trial in a police corruption case took the stand Friday to deny that the group stole more than $400,000 from drug dealers and roughed them up along the way.