With a 3-2 series lead in their 2017 NBA Playoffs best-of-seven matchup, the Washington Wizards will try to go for the knockout punch on Friday night. The Atlanta Hawks will host the game and look towards homecourt advantage to aid them in a strong performance for a "must win" game. If they can grab the victory, it will send things to the ultimate game in sports: a deciding seventh game in the postseason. Here's a look at the latest Wizards vs. Hawks Game 6 information including preview, odds, and when to watch it on TV or online.

Wizards vs. Hawks Game 6 preview

In Game 5, the Wizards had a close 103-99 victory to take the 3-2 series lead.

Bradley Beal led the scoring effort with 27 points, while John Wall had 20 points and 14 assists. Atlanta closed it to a two-point game with under a minute to go, but John Wall's jumpshot right after extended the Wizards' lead back to four points, icing the game.

Dennis Schroder had 29 points in that losing effort. As of this report, he and teammate Paul Millsap are the highest-ranking scorers from the team, but come in at No. 15 and No. 17, respectively. Millsap has been getting 23 points a contest, with Schroder getting 24.4 points. If both have big performances tonight, the Hawks could send this to a deciding game this weekend.

To sum up the series so far, all of the wins have come on the two teams' home courts.

That could bode well for the Hawks tonight, as they were 23-18 there for the season. The Wizards went 19-22 when playing away from their home arena.

For tonight's game, the Atlanta Hawks will have the role of the favorite to win. Currently, the point spread lists them as 2.5-point favorites to win this crucial game at home.

The Wizards are +125 on the moneyline as underdogs, while the Hawks are -145 favorites. The over/under points total is at 210.5 points for the complete game in Atlanta.

TV channel & start time

The Hawks vs. Wizards game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. Eastern Time start from Atlanta's Phillips Arena. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Eastern Time. Televised coverage is available to United States viewers on both NBA TV and ESPNU channels. There's also live streaming through the WatchESPN network as well as the SlingTV channel streaming service, with a free one-week trial currently available.

If there is a Game 7 of this NBA Playoffs series, it will take place on Sunday with a time and channel to be announced, if necessary.

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