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The home team has won all four games of this series so far. Playing at Verizon Center, will the Wizards be able to hold off the resurgent Hawks? Or has Atlanta picked up all the momentum over the last two games?

Washington's bench is producing the third-worst net rating in the playoffs.

Wall and Bradley Beal led the Wizards to the Eastern Conference semifinals in 2014 and 2015, which is farther than Webber and former Michigan teammate Juwan Howard ever led the Bullets during their four years as NBA teammates.

In the NBA playoffs, players and coaches use sessions with the media as performative devices.

John Wall and Bradley Beal are doing too much of the scoring, and defense has regressed.

Early in the playoff series, Washington's big men played Atlanta's even. In the past two games, the big center has helped the Hawks take control.

Atlanta's Paul Millsap and Dwight Howard thoroughly outplayed Washington's Markieff Morris and Marcin Gortat in Game 4.

Fans will need to arrive at Verizon Center earlier than usual to catch tip-off.

"We didn’t do our job,” Brandon Jennings said.

Washington’s 111-101 loss in Game 4 to the Hawks makes it clear they don’t know how to handle prosperity.

Bench, defensive problems plague Washington late in Atlanta’s 111-101 victory

Washington was unable to overcome a poor night from its bench, and the tied series now returns to Verizon Center for Game 5 on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Wizards coach highlights free throw disparity between Hawks' star Paul Millsap and his starting frontcourt.

Forward can boost Washington by being more of a pest to Atlanta’s Paul Millsap on the court.

The Wizards know the importance of returning to D.C. with a 3-1 lead as opposed to a 2-2 tie in the first-round playoff meeting.

The war of words continue as Morris calls out Millsap.

Their were not many bright spots for the Wizards in a blowout loss in Atlanta to trim their lead in the Eastern Conference playoffs to 2-1.

John Wall scores 29 but gets little help as Washington digs itself a big hole early and never recovers.

Seen as insufficient as recently as last offseason, Washington Wizards backcourt came together, on a mission.

Even when Atlanta goes small, the Wizards have answers.

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