【Guide】News on February 5, The Hawks beat the Wizards 105-96 at home today, giving their opponent a 4-game losing streak.
After the 19-game winning streak was ended by the Pelicans, the Eastern Conference boss seems to be planning to start another wave of winning streak.
Eagles beat Wizards 105-96
Teague had 26 points and 8 assists, Horford had 21 points and 13 rebounds, Carroll had 14 points, Millsap had 11 points and 7 rebounds, and Schroeder had 10 points.
For the Wizards, Wall had 24 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists, Bill had 23 points, Nene had 17 points, and Gortat had 14 points and 9 rebounds.
Before the game, the Eagles were honored, and the team’s starting five were jointly elected as the Eastern Conference Player of the Month in January, making history.
But the Wizards are not soft persimmons. The two teams were inseparable at the beginning. After Gortat hit a jumper, the two sides fought to a 13-level tie.
However, the Eagles played at home after all, and then started the three-point mode. Millsap, Antiche, Korver and Bazemore hit consecutive long shots. At the end of the first quarter, the Eagles led 29-18.
The home team took advantage of the situation to pursue. After Horford hit a jumper, the difference between the two sides was 15 points.
Fortunately, the Wizards stopped the bleeding quickly. After Wall hit consecutive three-pointers, the score became 33-41.
After that, the two teams formed a tug-of-war, and the scores rose alternately. After Horford scored 5 points in a row, Teague completed 2 1. The Eagles once again expanded their advantage to 16 points with 57-41.
Before the end of the half, Nene made a breakthrough layup, Webster hit a three-pointer, and the score was fixed at 59-46. The home team entered the second half with a 13-point lead.
It was the turn of the Wizards to show their strength. After Bill and Nene made consecutive hits, the score became 64-69. Immediately after Gortat fouled and made two free throws, the visiting team continued to score.
With 1 minute and 17 seconds left in the quarter, the Wizards finally took the lead. Wall made two free throws and the score became 74-73.
At the critical moment, the Eagles stabilized the situation, Antiche made a tip-up, Schroeder made a top-of-the-arc shot, and the home team ended the first three quarters with a 77-74 lead of 3 points.
The Eagles went all out and blasted to a climax in the final quarter. After Millsap made a long-range shot, Scott dunked quickly. At 6 minutes and 45 seconds before the end of the game, the home team established a double-digit lead.
Even though the Wizards desperately counterattacked and tried to reverse the decline, it was a pity that they were powerless.
In the end, the Eagles, who played at home, won the game without any risk, consolidating their No. 1 ranking in the Eastern Conference.
The starting lineups of both sides:
Eagles: Teague, Korver, Carroll, Millsap, Horford
Wizards: Wall, Beal, Pierce, Nene, Gortat