The Atlanta Hawks beat the Washington Wizards at the Philips Arena to take game three. The Hawks dominated the entire match, as they made a huge difference in the first quarter. They outscored the Wizards 38-20 in the opening quarter and won the game 116-98.

Paul Millsap and Dennis Shroeder led the way for the home team, while John Wall was the only bright spot for the Wizards. The next game is on Monday, as the Atlanta Hawks will be looking for another win to tie the series.

Atlanta finally found their offense

It was a high scoring game for the Hawks, as they managed to find their offensive rhythm.

They shot almost 50 percent from the field and 36 percent from the outside. They were also successful at the defensive end, as they held the Wizards to just 24 percent shooting from the three-point line.

It has been a very physical series so far with a lot of free throws. The Hawks struggled from the Free Throw Line on Saturday, as they shot only 19 of 32 from the foul line, but the Wizards had twelve free throws less, as they shot 17 of 20 from the line.

Paul Millsap was a leading scorer for the home team with 29 points, while shooting efficiently 12 of 20 from the field in 32 minutes on the floor. Millsap also grabbed a big 14 rebounds and had five assists. Dennis Schroeder added 27 points and nine assists, as he shot 10 of 22 from the field and 3 of 7 from downtown in 32 minutes of play.

The rookie Taurean Prince had a solid game with 16 points while shooting 7 of 10 from the field and 2 of 2 from the outside. Dwight Howard had another inefficient night offensively, as he took only four shots and scored five points in 26 minutes on the floor. The Hawks bench did a superb job, as they combined for 31 points.

John Wall didn't have a support

As usual, John Wall led the Wizards with 29 points, four rebounds, and seven assists, while shooting incredible 10 of 12 from the field and 8 of 10 from the free-throw line in 31 minutes on the floor. However, he didn't get a quality support from his teammates, as they shot 27 of 77 from the field and 6 of 28 from the three-point line combined.

Bradley Beal had a poor shooting night, as he finished with just 12 points in 35 minutes while shooting 6 of 20 from the field and 0 of 6 from downtown.

Marcin Gortat was completely useless at the offensive end, as he made only one of his four field goal attempts. Bojan Bogdanovic had 11 points and seven rebounds off the bench, but he also struggled with his shot. Bogdanovic made 3 of his nine field goal attempts and none of his four attempts from behind the arc. Brandon Jennings added 13 points and four assists off the bench for the visitors.

The next game is on the schedule for Monday night, at 8:00 pm.

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