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Box Score Breakdown for Friday, April 28, 2017
Wall's explosive effort leads way to series-clinching Wizards road win
Washington Wizards at Atlanta Hawks

By Juan Carlos Blanco

John Wall's game-high 42 points on 16-of-25 shooting over 44 minutes spearheaded Washington. His efforts were pivotal in a 15-2 Wizards run over the final 5:31 of the game, giving the visitors separation after the Hawks had closed to within 100-97. The Hawks also gave the ball away a whopping 22 times, a major factor in the loss. Bradley Beal followed with 31 points. Markieff Morris provided 17 points, while Bojan Bogdanovic led the bench with 10. Otto Porter, Jr. delivered a full stat line of eight points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals. Paul Millsap's 31-point, 10-rebound double-double paced the Hawks. Schroder followed with a 26-point, 10-assist double-double, while Tim Hardaway, Jr. supplied 13 points. Dwight Howard registered nine points and seven boards. Kent Bazemore matched his scoring total to lead the bench.

Posted on April 28, 2017 at 7:40 PM ET

Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls

By Dan Bruno   

All five Celtics starters scored in double digits. Avery Bradley led the way with 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting, including 3-of-4 from long range, to go along with five rebounds and three assists, in 31 minutes. Jae Crowder, Al Horford and Isaiah Thomas all chipped in 12 points each, while Gerald Green finished with 16. The Celtics shot 48.8 percent from the field, including 41.0 percent from long range, and dished 28 assists in the contest. Meanwhile, Jimmy Butler led Chicago with 23 points, on 9-of-17 shooting, to go along with seven rebounds and three steals, in 31 minutes. The only other Bulls player to score in double digits was Robin Lopez, who finished with 10 points and five rebounds. Bobby Portis grabbed 11 rebounds, while Joffrey Lauvergne and Michael Carter-Williams chipped in eight points each off the bench.

Posted on April 28, 2017 at 8:20 PM ET

Los Angeles Clippers at Utah Jazz

By Joel Bartilotta

The Clippers needed a road win here to force a Game 7 and they did just that in spectacular fashion. It was defense that really carried Los Angeles to this must win, as they forced Utah to shoot 41 percent from the field and 28 percent from three-point range. The Clippers ended up shooting 49 percent from the field and 43 percent from three-point range. A 40-21 run was the difference in the game, as that turned a five-point deficit into a 14-point lead for the Clippers with under four minutes remaining. Chris Paul led Los Angeles with 29 points and eight assists. DeAndre Jordan totaled 13 points and 18 rebounds. Gordon Hayward did all he could for Utah, as he collected 31 points, seven rebounds and four assists. George Hill accrued 22 points, five rebounds and three assists. Rudy Gobert amassed 15 points, nine rebounds and three blocks before leaving with a rolled ankle in the fourth quarter.

Posted on April 28, 2017 at 10:31 PM ET