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5 must-see moments from Wizards' win over Hawks

5 must-see moments from Wizards' win over Hawks

Here are five must-see moments or plays from the Washington Wizards' 112-86 win over the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on Friday night that are worth revisiting... 

1. The Wizards blew the Hawks out of the water on Friday night, to the point where most of Washington's starters rested the entire fourth quarter. The Wizards were in control early and outscored the Hawks 37-25 in the first quarter.

Three of those points came on this shot from by Bradley Beal on a fastbreak set up by a turnover caused by Marcin Gortat:

2. This play featured two of the Wizards' youngest players combining for two points. Kelly Oubre, Jr. got the steal and found rookie Tomas Satoransky cutting to the basket for a wide-open dunk. He made the pass while on the floor:

3. This was one of the most impressive plays of the game, but also a bit of a scary moment. John Wall converted an and-1 layup on the fastbreak, but took a hard fall when Paul Millsap nudged him from behind. It may have reminded some of Wall's injury in the 2015 playoffs, a broken wrist that he sustained on a similar play at the same basket in Atlanta:

Wall, who finished with 19 points and nine assists, also ended up in the stands on another play, this one much less scary:

4. Wall had plenty of other sweet plays in the Wizards' win, including this sick finger roll to beat the shot clock:

5. There was also this impressive scoop of the glass where Wall helped put the finishing touches on the blowout:

Yes, this game was out of hand early, so we at CSN had some fun on our CSN Wizards account at the Hawks' expense. Here are some of the best memes we came up with:

[RELATED: Wizards get Feb. game vs. Cavs flexed to national TV]

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Karl-Anthony Towns gets technical foul for frustration with Mo Wagner

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Karl-Anthony Towns gets technical foul for frustration with Mo Wagner

Mo Wagner became the NBA's leader in charges drawn Friday night, and his activity during the first half helped him get under Karl-Anthony Towns' skin. 

After Wagner attempted to draw yet another charge on Towns, the Minnesota big man finished a layup on the drive and laid the ball in Wagner's lap when the foul went uncalled. 

Towns received the technical foul as the Wizards continued to play a strong first half against one of the better offenses in the league on the road. 

Towns has been on a mean streak this season. He got in an epic brawl with Joel Embiid earlier this season and got into it with Rudy Gay just a few nights ago. He's demonstrated that he's a player you can get to, and Wagner did just that early on. 

The Wizards' defense has seemingly responded to Wagner's activity, so we'll see if they can keep it up to supplement one of the league's best offensive units. 

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Mo Wagner is now the NBA's leader in charges drawn

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Mo Wagner is now the NBA's leader in charges drawn

One of the Wizards' few defensive bright spots to start this season has been Mo Wagner's knack for drawing charges. 

He's not the most gifted defender, but his activity and willingness to put his body on the line for an extra possession have made him an important player in the Wizards' rotation. 

On Friday night against the Timberwolves Wagner drew three charges in the first half, increasing his season total to 11, which now makes him the league's leader in that category. 

Before Friday's game, Scott Brooks pointed to Wagner's knack for drawing charges as a way his Wizards teammates can improve on the defensive end. 

The Wizards' offense has been so good that they could really start to make some noise if their defense improves. Perhaps it could begin with Wagner. 

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