Jaws and SAG is a game called “Messy and Wild” in Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pearce.
So in a technical foul – nine total – and evictions – all three, including Russell Westbrook and Rajon Rondo, Atlanta held NBA scoring leader Bradley Beal with fewer points in a season, and Trae Young’s 41 helped the Hawks to the Washington Wizards Ki 116–100 Friday night.
“Just need to stay focused,” Danilo Gallinari of Atlanta said. “Personally I don’t have the energy to talk about technology and expenses and stuff.”
Westbrook, who matched Beal with 26 points and traded repeatedly with Rondo, blamed himself for being a toss in the fourth quarter.
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Rondo said goodbye as soon as he left Westbrook.
The previous NBA MVP said, “I can’t allow myself to stop up to anybody’s level. It’s not my character.” “I take full responsibility with all of that. I don’t agree with the other technique, but it is neither here nor there.”
Wizards coach Scott Brooks also thought Westbrook should be called in for a personal dishonesty there, stating that “if you’re going to make that call, you can call them early in the game.”
But referee Mark Ayotte said a technicality was warranted as Westbrook pushed Rondo, calling it a physical taunt.
Young scored 18 in the fourth quarter to rebound by Washington, trailing by more than 23 in the third, but reaching within 10 in the final period.
“That just gives us a multi-layered, multi-tiered, attacking mindset,” Pierce said.
The subject of trade speculation, Biel averaged 35.4 points for a last-place Wizards team that has been short-handed due to COVID-19 issues, half a dozen games in a row were recently postponed and now it Is 12.
But with tight defense by Cam Redish, Beal missed all eight attempts from 3-point range on Friday and entered the fourth quarter with just 13 points.
“I just wasn’t leaving,” Beal said. “I told people I didn’t give them anything. I’ve gotten a lot better.”
He drew a whistle-blowing six-over technique over Washington, which was lost in the second half by two Robin Lopez receiving back-to-back twice.
“Just a lot of tech – both sides,” Beal said.
The Wizards are 0-4 since returning from a series of postponements that left them without a game for 13 days. Six players tested positive for COVID-19, and another three were bypassed after contact tracing.
Rui Hachimura, Davis Bertons and Moe Wagner returned on Friday. Brooks expects Denny Avadija, Troy Brown Jr. and Ish Smith to return for Washington’s next game.
“We understand that no one is going to feel sorry for us,” Beal said. “We’ve got to dig ourselves out of this hole.”
Hawks: D & Hunter left with an injured right knee in the first half. … Clint Capella’s 14 rebels gave him 14 straight games with at least 10.
Wizards: Westbrook’s four assassins raised his total to 7,394 and advanced him to Maurice Cheeks (7,392) for 13th place on the NBA career list.
Westbrook and Rondo were separated by an officer and both gave up a minute in the first half. Beal got a technique in the third quarter, upset after no one was dishonest when he took a hard fall on the offensive end. Shortly thereafter, he was trailing with Rondo, who was on the edge of Atlanta at the time and not in the game. … Lopez dropped out of the game in the third quarter when Beal was called for a game delay before attempting a free throw. Lopez drew a medical mask under his nose and mouth, telling something to an officer, which revealed his technique one after another.
Hawks: Open a four-game homestand on Monday against the Lakers.
Magician: Host the Nets on Sunday.