Moving on in the 2015 NBA Playoffs in the Eastern Conference as we now are in Round 2 and Game 5 with the No. 5 seed Wizards of Washington playing the No. 1 seed Hawks of Atlanta with the 7 Game Series tied at 2-2 and this 5th Game to be played in Georgia at the Philips Arena, in Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday the 13th of May 2015 with tip-off at 8:05 PM ET and seen on TNT TV.
The Vegas oddsmakers are favoring the Hawks of Atlanta in the 5th Game at -9 with the Total 199 ½ and -500 on the Money Line, with the comeback for the Wizard of Washington at +9 and +625 on the Money Line. After this 5th game on Wednesday, the 6th Game will be played in Washington on Friday the 15th of May with the Hawks at the Wizards with the time TBD. If the Final 7th Game is needed it will be played back in Atlanta on Monday the 18th of May 2015 at 8 PM ET.
Recapping the first 4 games of this 7 game series, the 1st Game was played in Atlanta on Sunday the 3rd of May, and the Wizards beat the Hawks by 6 points at 104 to 98. The 2nd Game on Tuesday the 5th of May was also played in Atlanta and the Hawks beat the Wizards by 16 points 106 to 90. Then the 3rd Game on Saturday the 9th of May played in D.C. saw the Wizards beat the Hawks by 7 points 108 to 101. The 4th Game leading into this 5th Game was also played in Washington on Monday the 11th of May as the Hawks beat the Wizards by 5 points 106-101 an tied the series at 2 to 2.
After that win in Game 4 the Hawks of Atlanta appear to seeking another NBA title with that win and tying the series as they are out to win the Game 5 at home at take a 3-2 lead in the series.
If you Bet on NBA at SBG Global of similar online betting sites and are an Wizards of Washington fans, your team had that bad luck of missing a 3-pointer with just 9.2 seconds remaining and thus the Hawks went on to win the game by 5 points. Your P. Pierce had an around great game as he made 3 blocks, some 5 rebounds and scored 23 points in the game as he was 8 of 13 on field goals, and an incredible 5 of 7 form 3-point range. Then don’t forget about Beal who was also in the all around category with 7 assists, 6 rebounds and scoring some 34 points in the game during his 44 minute tenure in the game.
If Washington is going to stay in this series and win game 5 they need players beside Beal and Pierce to step up and contribute as 2 of their players Porter and Gortat had a combined 7 points in the last game, yet in the previous game they scored 31 combined points. In the Wizard last 9 road games they have been 7 and 2 against the spread.
For those fans of the Hawks of Atlanta your team came alive and rediscovered their scoring performance and tied the best of 7 series at 2-2 against the Wizards on Monday night, as they had 4 players in doubles and they were 47.2% on field goals.
The leader for the Hawks in that Game 4 was J. Teague (a 2015 All Star) who had 26 points including a 3-pointer late in the game to give Atlanta a 104-97 lead in the game. He added to his all around performance with 2 steals, 8 assists and 4 rebounds. Teague saw support from teammates P. Millsap and A. Horford combined for 37 points and 15 rebounds. A big change in the game for Atlanta that pushed them toward this win was the fact that they had some 30 assists in this Game 4. To win in Game 5 they need a repeat performance like in Game 4. In their ultimate ten home games this season, Atlanta is 6 and 4 against the spread and 8 and 2 straight up. The media experts are predicting that the Hawks win this game 101to 94 and take a 3 to 2 lead in the 7 game Series.