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Washington Wizards Rally Late To Defeat The Hawks In Game One Behind Brad Beal's 28 Points

Questions are no longer about Wizards star shooting guard Brad Beal game and production, questions linger regarding avoiding injuries. In game one of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against the number one seed Atlanta Hawks, Beal at the same time proved the doubters and Wizard optimist correct. The Wizards, behind a determined Brad Beal (28 points/7 rebounds) who shook off a devastating ankle sprain and John Wall's near triple double ( 18 points/13 assist/7 rebounds) led the Wizards to late comeback win on the road to take game one 104-99, improving to 8-1 on the road in the playoffs over the past two seasons. In addition to Beal's offensive output he did a great job (especially being hobbled late) of holding Hawks sharpshooter Kyle Korver )13 points 5/15 FG) in check on defense. Little things that add up to big things that determine if you will walk off the court victorious or not. Now the focus turns to Beal's availability for game two and beyond, and if he will be the same Beal we have seen throughout the playoffs. With what I saw in game one, the heart he displayed, if I was a betting man I would put my money on Beal to be the same old sniper we have seen throughout the season when healthy. That's great news for the Wizards moving forward. Watch the highlights below.

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