#3 Wizards vs #6 Hawks Preview :
Washington won the Southeast Conference, their first Division title in 38 years. Atlanta makes it in, due to their hard play, staying relevant enough the entire season.
Key matchup : PG John Wall vs PG Dennis Schroeder.
John Wall is one of the NBA’s most explosive G’s & wastes no time finding his teammates, Dennis Schroeder is a formidable opponent, one who can present problems & create for Atlanta.
Washington simply has too many scorers, Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Brandon Jennings, Markieff Morris & Kelly Oubre. Marcin Gortat will be a factor inside. Can Atlanta match the physical presence upfront by Washington? The answer is No.
The Hawks do have Paul Millsap, but after him & Dennis Schroder there is alot to be desired by the Hawks in terms of being able to keep up w/ Washington’s scoring.
My prediction : Wizards in 5. Washington should quickly dismiss of the Hawks, a this team has their eyes on the prize. The Washington Wizards wanna go to the NBA Finals.
The Atlanta Hawks will be sitting home in a few weeks. There just is not enough firepower in this Hawks team right now..
See you in Game 1.