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Wizards defeat top-seeded Hawks; Warriors rout Grizzlies
Wizards defeat top-seeded Hawks; Warriors rout Grizzlies

Bradley Beal shook off a sprained ankle to score 28 points and the Washington Wizards remained unbeaten in the postseason, knocking off the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks 104-98 Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Taking advantage of a week off since their sweep of Toronto in the opening round, the Wizards wore down the Hawks in the fourth quarter. Otto Porter scored a couple of big baskets coming down the stretch and Marcin Gortat sealed it with a lay-in off a pass from John Wall with 14.6 seconds remaining. The Wizards became the first team in NBA history to win four straight Game 1s on the road. The Hawks needed six games to beat eight-seeded Brooklyn and had to open...

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