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10 must-see moments from Wizards' Game 5 win over Atlanta Hawks

10 must-see moments from Wizards' Game 5 win over Atlanta Hawks

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.

Not bad, Joe.

[RELATED: Joe Biden sits courtside at Wizards-Hawks playoff game]

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.

[RELATED: Wall gave away his Game 4 jersey to NFL Pro Bowler]

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Bradley Beal, Jayson Tatum partner to donate $250K for coronavirus relief in their hometown

Bradley Beal, Jayson Tatum partner to donate $250K for coronavirus relief in their hometown

As the world reels from the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum and the Wizards' own Bradley Beal have stepped up to help.

In an Instagram post Monday, Tatum announced that he, through The Jayson Tatum Foundation and in conjunction with Lineage Logistics, will match $250,000 in donations in the Boston area to provide meals to those in need through Feeding American and an area food bank. Additionally, he'll partner with Beal to match $250,000 in donations in the St. Louis area, where they both hail from, for the same purpose.

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As this virus continues to spread, the future has never felt so unpredictable.  And while I sincerely pray that everyone is staying safe, healthy and social distancing, the reality is this virus has negatively impacted our families, loved ones and communities in so many ways.  Because of the hardships created through this national health crisis and in an effort to help those in need in the Boston and St. Louis area, I am, through The Jayson Tatum Foundation, partnering with @feedingamerica and @lineagelogistics on their “Share A Meal” campaign.  Together, @lineagelogistics and The Jayson Tatum Foundation are pledging to match $250,000 in the Boston area and, with my good friend and fellow basketball player Bradley Beal, $250,000 in the St. Louis area, to help provide meals through @feedingamerica, @stlfoodbank and @gr8bosfoodbank.  This campaign will help some of the hardest hit communities in Boston and in Brad and my hometown of St. Louis, receive meals.  If you are able to help, I am asking my family, friends,  fans and partners to follow the link in my bio to help make a difference in our communities during a very difficult time. I would especially like to thank all the frontline workers and volunteers who are working around the clock to keep all of us safe and healthy. Together…. we will make a difference. #NBATogether #ActsOfCaring

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"This campaign will help some of the hardest hit communities in Boston and in Brad and my hometown of St. Louis, receive meals," Tatum wrote in the Instagram post.

To donate, fans can follow the link in Tatum's bio to contribute to the St. Louis Area Food Bank and the Greater Boston Food Bank.

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Rui Hachmiura takes water break, uses real waterboy in NBA 2K20 Player Tournament victory

Rui Hachmiura takes water break, uses real waterboy in NBA 2K20 Player Tournament victory

He may have not been on an actual basketball court, but Rui Hachimura must have still broken a sweat during his NBA 2K matchup with Donovan Mitchell on Sunday.

He needed a real-life water break - and even had some help from a waterboy.

Hachimura, the 13 seed, took on four-seed Mitchell in the NBA 2K20 Player Tournament, and came out with a 74-71 victory. 

The winner of the tournament receives $100,000 to go to a charity in support of coronavirus relief efforts.

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