Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer didn't officially throw in the towel with seven minutes remaining in Game 3 and Atlanta trailing by 18 points. He also didn't have his primary players on the court.
The Atlanta Hawks may benefit from John Wall's fractured hand and wrist. That benefit might take them to the Eastern Conference finals.
With John Wall sidelined, Bradley Beal took on more play making responsibility in Game 2. He finished with a team-high seven assists.
ATLANTA -- The momentum isn't gone for the Wizards if they can go home and hold serve against the Atlanta Hawks in their Eastern Conference semifinal series tied at 1, but they might have to do it