Game Recap: Wizards 90, Hawks 74
Glen Rice Jr. and Otto Porter combined for 47 points as they powered the Washington Wizards to a 90-74 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on the second day of play in the summer dessert classic in Las Vegas.
The Wizards trailed by as many as eight points in the game and were held to just 12 points in the second quarter. However, the second half was all Wizards as they outscored the Hawks 55 to 33.
Porter led all scorers with 25 points for the Wizards while Adreian Payne chipped in a team-high 12 points for the Hawks.
The Wizards held a 23-17 lead after the opening quarter of play. The Hawks struggled out of the gate connecting on just one basket in the first eight minutes of the quarter. Mike Muscala and Walter Tavares both tallied four points for the Hawks in the quarter while Rice chipped in eight for the Wizards.
The Hawks closed the second quarter on a 6-2 run and held a seven point lead, 41-35, at halftime. Atlanta’s offensive output was driven by Larmar Patterson who chipped in eight points and Steven Holt who added five. The Wizards were held to just 12 second quarter points.
The third quarter was all Wizards as they fought back and tied the game up at 47, at the 6:40 mark in the quarter. They continued to dominate the quarter earning their largest lead of the quarter at 13. Washington continued to dominate in the fourth quarter, expanding their lead to as many as 20.
Paul Millsap was on hand to watch his younger brother Abraham who is a member of the Hawks summer league team.
Both teams return to action on Sunday, the Hawks (0-1) taking on the NBA D-League Select team at 3:30 p.m. and the Wizards (1-0) will host Minnesota at 7:30 p.m.
(Recap courtesy of NBA)