As the 2015 NBA Playoffs for the Conference Championship are winding down, next we will the Eastern Conference Second Round Game 4 with No. 1 seed Hawks of Atlanta playing the No. 5 seed Wizards of Washington with the Wizards leading this Series 2-1 and this 4th Game being played on Monday the 11th of May 2015 at the Verizon Center in Washington, District of Columbia at 7:05 PM ET and seen on TNT TV.
The opening betting odds on this Monday game has the Hawks of Atlanta favored at -4 with the Total at 199 and -180 on the Money Line, with the comeback on the Wizards of D.C. at +4 and +175 on the Money Line.
Looking back at the 1st three games in this 7 game series, the 1st game was played in Atlanta on Sunday the 3rd of May 2015 with the Wizards at Atlanta and the Wizards won that game by 6 points 104-98. The 2nd game was also on Atlanta’s home court and the Hawks won that 2nd game by 16 points 106-90. Then the 3rd game was played in Washington with the Hawks at the Wizards and Washington won that game by 2 points 98-96. Now the 4th Game is in Washington on the Monday the 11th 2015 with the Wizards leading the Series 2-1.
The 5th Game is to be played in Atlanta on Wednesday the 13th of May with the Wizards at the Hawks with the time TBD. Then the 6th Game (if needed) will be played in D.C. with the Hawks at the Wizards with time TBD. The Final 7th Game (if needed) is to be played in Atlanta with the Wizards at the Hawks on Monday the 18th of May 2015 with tip-off scheduled for 8:10 PM ET.
The Game 3 was a true buzzer game as P. Pierce hit a shot to win the game which was a savior for the Wizards as their team seemed too struggled severely. Now they seek to win this Game 4 in D.C. and take a 3-1 lead before going back to Atlanta.
If you Bet on NBA at SBG Global or similar online sites and are an Hawks of Atlanta fans your team seemed to be asleep in game 3, then came alive in the 4th and final quarter of that game and made a comeback that turned out to be too little too late with primarily their bench players taking the lead. With 10 minutes left in the 4th they were some 22 points down went they rallied to lose on a buzzer shot by the Wizard to win the game 98-96.
A big problem in the game for the Hawks was their front court, but a plus came from their guards D. Schroeder and J. Teague together scored some 36 points in game 3, as they went on attack versus the rim in the game. In game 4 they hope to have A. Horford at full speed and Milsap back in the starting lineup who was a postseason leading scorer on the team and he has been out with the flu.
If you’re a fan of the Wizards of the District of Columbia your team was lucky and has to be thankful for the buzzer shot completion by P. Pierce that won the game after their defense allowed to tie the game at 96-96 with a comeback eliminating a 21 point deficit to lose Game 3 98-96.
What won that Game 3 for the Wizards was some ball handling and passing similar to that which the Hawks normally excel at, as the Wizards ended Game 3 with 37 field goals that were mostly a result of some 27 assists. Then 5 of the Wizards teammates had 13 plus points with 3 players, Nene, Porter and Beal all scoring 17 points. In that game the Wizards were still without their star guard at the point, but proved without him they could still stay with the Hawks.
For the Wizards to succeed in this Game 4 they will have to continue to win the 3-point game, which has been a big part of their playoff strategy, as in Game 3 they shot 36 % (10 for 28) while the Hawks shot only 30% (7 for 23) in that game.
The experts think the return of Milsap will bring a needed win to Atlanta on the road as the Atlanta Hawks beats the Washington Wizards.