The Hawks (43-39) are one of the teams that ended strong by winning four of the last five games of the regular season. However, they were outlasted by the Indiana Pacers in the final game, 104-86, in which they rested their key players.
On the season, the Hawks are averaging 103.2 points, 44.3 rebounds and 23.6 assists per game. Defensively, the Hawks are yielding 104.0 points per game against the opposing teams.
Five players are averaging at least 10.4 points per game for the Hawks, they are: Paul Millsap (18.1), Dennis Schroder (17.9), Tim Hardaway Jr (14.5), Dwight Howard (13.5) and Kent Bazemore (11.0) per game. Howard leads in rebounds with 12.7 and in blocks with 1.2 per game. Dennis Schroder leads in assists with 6.3 per game while Thabo Sefolosha leads in steals with 1.5 per game.
The Washington Wizards (49-33) have a great season but they lost five of their last eight games including a 110-102 defeat to the Miami Heat in the final game.
On the season, the Wizards are averaging 109.2 points, 42.9 rebounds and 23.9 assists per game. Defensively, the Wizards are yielding 107.4 points per game against the opposing teams.
Six players are averaging at least 10.8 points per game for the Wizards, they are: John Wall (23.1), Bradley Beal (23.1), Markieff Morris (14.0), Otto Porter Jr. (13.4), Bojan Bogdanovic (12.7) and Marcin Gortat (10.8). John Wall leads in three major statistical categories: points (23.1), assists (10.7) and steals (2.0) per game. Gortat leads in rebounds with 10.4 while Ian Mahinmi leads in blocks with 0.8 per game.
Hawks vs Wizards game schedule info:
Date: April 17, 2017
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
TV Channel Schedule: TNT
Live Streaming: NBA League Pass
Odds and Point Spread: -5.0 Wizards, 208.5 O/U
Which team will win Game 1?