Here are 10 plays or moments from the Washington Wizards' 103-99 win over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 5 of their first round playoff series that are worth revisiting...
1. The Wizards got this win to take a 3-2 series lead due to contributions from a lot of players. But early on it was Bradley Beal who set the tone.
Beal came out swinging with 11 points in the first quarter. Two of those were on this tough layup:
Beal finished with 27 points to lead the Wizards on 11-of-22 from the field.
2. Beal had one assist, but it was a nice one. On this play he drove to draw attention from the Hawks' defense, then fired a pass to Kelly Oubre, Jr. who knocked down a corner three:
3. John Wall had a strong game himself with 20 points and 14 assists. This was his first bucket, an and-1 that got Paul Millsap a foul:
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4. Reporters were wondering pregame why there was extra security in the parking garage. In the second quarter we got the answer, as former Vice President Joe Biden showed up. He was shown on the big screen and got a standing ovation. Then, the Wizards went on a 20-9 run and never looked back.
The Wizards were down 7 before Joe Biden showed up.— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) April 26, 2017
They're now up 1 at the half. pic.twitter.com/8UNomzMxGA
Not bad, Joe.
5. Markieff Morris got into foul trouble late, as he has been prone to do this series. But he did have this nice alley-oop lobbed up by Wall:
6. Speaking of Wall, here is the play of the night. Wall blew past Kent Bazemore to throw down a ridiculous dunk:
Here are a few more replays of that one. Just amazing:
7. Just like he did in Game 1, Brandon Jennings lit a spark in the fourth quarter. First, he hit an outside shot. Then, he found Bojan Bogdanovic after a lethal crossover:
8. Oubre only had five points, but both of his made shots were highlight-worthy. On this one he was left alone in the corner by Dwight Howard and decided to take it all the way to the rack for a dunk:
9. Speaking of Oubre, this didn't show up in the box score, but it was an impressive defensive play and it had Oubre all sorts of fired up:
10. The Wizards locked down on defense in the fourth quarter to seal this win. Here is one of their best defensive plays, a block by Morris on Tim Hardaway, Jr.:
We knew there would be a Game 6 on Friday, but now the Wizards have a chance to clinch a spot in the next round.