When: Wednesday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
How to watch: ESPN, NBC Sports Washington
Wizards: Bradley Beal (Hamstring, Out); Deni Avdija (Anke, Out); Thomas Bryant (Knee, Out)
Hawks: Cam Reddish (Achilles, Out); Tony Snell (Achilles, Day-to-day)
The Washington Wizards (32-37) have three regular-season games remaining, with their final road matchup coming versus the Atlanta Hawks (38-31). Wednesday’s will be the Wizards’ third meeting with the Hawks on the season; Atlanta has won both meetings — 116-100 on January 29 and 125-124 on Monday.
In their first meeting against the Hawks, Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook scored 26 points apiece, but the team underperformed, hitting 31 of 85 shots (36.5-percent) and 7 of 28 threes (25-percent). Trae Young led the scoring with a team- and game-high 41 points.
On Monday, Young again led all scorers with 36 points, but the night belonged to Westbrook, who passed the legendary Oscar Robertson for first on the all-time triple-double list with 182. Westbrook logged 28 points, 13, rebounds and 21 assists to break what many thought was an unbreakable record. With Bradley Beal on the shelf with a hamstring injury, Rui Hachimura put up 20 points, Robin Lopez had 18, Ish Smith added 15 and Davis Bertans logged 15. The team was an even 50-percent from behind the arc and shot 51-percent from the field.