Here are five plays or moments from the Washington Wizards' 115-99 win over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 6 of their first round playoff series that are worth revisting...
1. John Wall had the best playoff game of his career on Friday night, a 42-point masterpiece that included eight assists, four steals and two blocks. He had 19 points in the fourth quarter alone and made sure that the Wizards would not be returning home for a Game 7.
Wall got started early with this emphatic dunk. It was one of many amazing left-handed slams he has had this series:
2. Dwight Howard didn't look good there and neither did he on this play. Howard got Jason Smith twice in the face with his eblow and somehow the refs deemed it not a flagrant foul:
3. That was contentious, but nothing like what happened just minutes later. Bradley Beal was undercut on a fastbreak dunk by Kent Bazemore and both teams got into it:
4. Wall made his mark in the fourth quarter when he completely took over the game and ensured the Wizards would be moving on to the second round. He had 19 points in the frame, but also this chasedown block which may be the best of his career considering the stakes:
JOHN WALL.— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) April 29, 2017
FINISH HIM. 😳 pic.twitter.com/XKZZN9MYaj
5. On this play, Wall made a difficult move to split two defenders, then finished despite contact with Howard. The athleticism required to make this play is off the charts:
Here's an honorable mention. Once the game was in hand, Wall gave a little wave to the crowd to tell them the series was over:
bye. 👋 pic.twitter.com/HMqzltDdXm— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) April 29, 2017
On to Boston where the Wizards have a quick turnaround with Game 1 on Sunday at 1 p.m. CSN will have pregame coverage beginning at 12 p.m. with Wizards Gametime.