114

97

Recap

The Wizards came away from Atlanta with a much needed win, snapping a three game losing streak and an 11 game losing streak in Atlanta, by beating the Hawks, 114-97. The Wizards went up by 20 early, the Hawks come all the way back, and then put the Wizards them away in the fourth quarter, eventually winning by 17. The Wizards shot the ball well, going 51.7% from the field, 54.2% from three and 81.8% from the free throw line. John Wall led seven Wizards in double figures, scoring 21 points and dishing out 12 assists while committing zero turnovers. Beal and Ariza both had 19 points and Gortat had a double-double with 14 points and 12 boards. For the Hawks, both Millsap and Brand had double-doubles with Millsap going for 21 points and 11 boards and Brand 20 and 10.

Key Moment

At the end of the third quarter, the Hawks had cut the Wizards once 20 point lead to two. Martell Webster and Trevor Ariza closed the third quarter with back to back threes to push the lead back to eight with both coming in the final 10 seconds. Ariza's three was particularly notable, as it came from over 50 feet away at the third quarter buzzer.

Player of the Game

John Wall really controlled this game, particularly late. He had 21 points on 8/19 shooting, including 3/6 from long range. His distribution was particularly impressive though, as he dished out 12 assists with zero turnovers. He also chipped in five boards.

Key Number

30. The Wizards quality ball movement was exemplified by their 30 assists on 46 made baskets.

Unsung Hero

Trevor Booker had a big night off the bench, hitting some big shots when the game got dicey in the third quarter. He had 12 points on 6/8 shooting. He also had four steals in his 24 minutes.

By: Jacob Raim



Field Goal %: 51.7%
3 Point %: 54.2%
Assists: 30
Rebounds: 41
Opponents Field Goal %: 45.2%


Points: John Wall - 21
Rebounds: Marcin Gortat - 12
Assists: John Wall - 12
Blocks: Marcin Gortat - 2
Steals: Trevor Booker - 4