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.
Invisible for most of Game 3 vs. the Atlanta Hawks, Paul Pierce made his presence felt when the Wizards were desperate for an answer.
John Wall sat out of Game 3 against the Hawks after being diagnosed with five non-displaced fractures in his left hand and wrist. He suffered the injuries after a fall in Game 1, but stayed in to
The John Wall-less Wizards may have caught a small break in Game 3 as the Hawks announced that All-Star Paul Millsap has the flu and will not start.
In a first-round sweep of the Toronto Raptors, the Wizards were able to make their superior size a major factor.