NBA Wrap: Hawks hold off Wizards to even series at 2-2

Paul Millsap overcame a slow start to score 19 points as the Atlanta Hawks defeated the Washington Wizards 111-101 on Monday night to square up their playoff series at two games each.

Dwight Howard had his best game of the postseason with 16 points and 15 rebounds. Seven Hawks scored double figures.

Bradley Beal scored 32 points for the Wizards while John Wall put in another great performance with 22 points and 10 assists.

Game 5 is on Wednesday night in Washington.

In other playoff action, Norm Powell scored a career playoff-high 25 points as the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 118-93 in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series.

Serge Ibaka hit 19 points and DeMar DeRozan scored 18, while Kyle Lowry scored 16 points and had 10 assists as all five starters hit double figures for the Raptors.

Toronto now lead the series 3-2 and can advance to face defending champion Cleveland in the second round with a win in Game 6 at Milwaukee on Thursday.

Giannis Antetokounmpo top-scored for Milwaukee with 30 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while Malcolm Brogdon added 19 points.

Golden State wrapped up a series sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers with a 128-103 victory in Game 4.

The Warriors led from start to finish as they utterly dominated Portland off 37 points from Stephen Curry.

Curry added seven rebounds and eight assists, while Draymond Green scored 21 points and made three blocks.

Klay Thompson notched 18 points as all of Golden State’s starters hit double figures for the first time this postseason.

Damian Lillard hit 34 points and Al-Farouq Aminu added 25 points and seven rebounds for Portland.

The Warriors now advance to the Western Conference Semifinals.

All the results from Monday’s NBA playoffs:

Milwaukee Bucks 93-118 Toronto Raptors (Game 5, Toronto lead series 3-2)
Washington Wizards 101-111 Atlanta Hawks (Game 4, Series tied at 2-2)
Golden State Warriors 128-103 Portland Trail Blazers (Game 4, Warriors win series 4-0)

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