On Wednesday evening, the Washington Wizards outlasted the Atlanta Hawks 103-99 for a game 5 victory. The win gave Washington a 3-2 series edge as they head back to Atlanta for the sixth game. Bradley Beal and John Wall each came up big for the home team as they grabbed this important momentum-shifting win. Here's a look at how the Wizards were able to edge out the visitors by four points to get the victory.

How the Wizards won Game 5

In their latest outing, Bradley Beal was the high-scorer for his side with 27 points. Beal hit 50 percent of the shots he took while also collecting five rebounds and three steals.

John Wall finished with a double-double, scoring 20 points and dishing out 14 assists. Marcin Gortat was quiet in the scoring column but had 10 boards to go with three blocked shots. Otto Porter Jr. also finished with 17 points in the win.

Atlanta jumped out to a 25-23 first quarter lead, but it simply wasn't enough. The Wizards were leading by a point at the half and four points going into the final quarter. Each team finished with 20 in that quarter, with the Wizards pulling away in the close. Schroder's 26-foot step back jumper with 1:09 to go made it just a two-point game, but Wall answered with a 21-footer of his own on the other end. Millsap missed a key layup, and despite several misses by Washington, the Hawks were unable to score.

As a team, the Wizards shot 45.1 percent from the floor and were outrebounded by just one board. However, the turnovers were relatively low and they hit 81.5 percent of their free throws. Atlanta hit just 66.7 percent of their shots from the charity stripe, leaving some valuable points behind.

For the losing side, it was Dennis Schroder who had the most points.

He led all Atlanta players with 29 points on 10-for-18 shooting including 5-of-6 three-pointers made. Schroder also had 11 assists. Teammate Paul Millsap also recorded a double-double, as he grabbed 11 rebounds to go with his 21 points on the night. However, the rest of the team combined for 49 points with only Taurean Prince and Tim Hardaway Jr.

finishing in double-digits.

When do they play next?

The Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks will meet up for Game 6 at Phillips Arena in Atlanta. That game is scheduled for Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. ESPNU and NBA TV will offer live telecasts of this latest game in their playoffs series. Early odds have the Hawks as three-point home favorites with the over/under points total at 210.

If there's a Game 7 that will take place on Sunday, April 30th. The start time and television channel for that game in Washington, D.C. will be announced if necessary.

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