Atlanta Hawks: 3 Takeaways from Exciting Win Over Wizards

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Bradley Beal is The Real Deal

Even though, the Hawks came away with the win they had no answer for Beal. Granted the Atlanta Hawks allowed the Wizards to climb back into the game with their 23 turnovers.

Beal did a good job of moving without the basketball, attacking the rim and hitting wide open shots. He finished the game with 29 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists while shooting 50 percent from three.

Individually, Bazemore did a solid job of defending the All-Star but the rest of the team seemed lost on certain occasions. Some of the defensive lapses were caused by the team trying to overcome some of their turnovers.

Atlanta struggled to contain Beal because of the lack of shot blocking around the rim. Despite the size of their frontcourt neither Len or Dedmon are true shot blockers.

The Hawks definitely won the frontcourt matchup but not so match in the backcourt. Needless to say, this is a good learning experience for a young Atlanta Hawks team as they withstood the storm known as Beal.