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Atlanta Hawks vs. Washington Wizards: Playoff matchup
Atlanta Hawks vs. Washington Wizards: Playoff matchup

ATLANTA VS. WASHINGTON 1. ATLANTA 60-22 (Home: 35-6; Road: 25-16; Playoffs: 4-2) 5. WASHINGTON 46-36 (Home: 29-12; Road: 17-24; Playoffs: 4-0) Season series: Atlanta, 3-1 Key stat: Atlanta and Washington played good defense in their opening-round playoff wins. Each gave up 96.3 points per game, Atlanta to Brooklyn and Washington to Toronto. They also shared the ball well. The Hawks averaged 25.7 assists per game, which was fourth best among playoff teams; the Wizards averaged a league-high 26.3. Outlook: As it was during the regular season, Atlanta remained a balanced team against Brooklyn. All five Hawks starters averaged double figures in scoring — just like in the...

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