Online Broadband Guide
Online Broadband Guide


Hawks' Millsap ready to match Morris, Wiz with 'MMA' style

Millsap was visibly frustrated at times during the game with the Wizards' physical play and said after the loss that "the difference in the game was we were playing basketball and they were playing MMA".

Now he's promising to dish it back.

Speaking with the media before Game 2 on Wednesday, Morris took an opportunity to troll Millsap for the dig.

Bradley Beal overcame a slow start to score 22 points, and Markieff Morris contributed 21 points, seven rebounds and four blocks in his National Basketball Association playoff debut. Backed by a new playoff career-best 32 points, along with 14 dimes, Wall steered the Wizards back from a halftime deficit to a 13 point third quarter lead.

"When they got it going, they're hitting tough shots in the first half, some you've just got to live with, we played great defense", Curry said.

Frustrating Millsap is part of the plan for Washington.

The Wizards held off the Hawks in Game 1 thanks to 19 turnovers from Atlanta.

"He's like, just reboot the computer every miss and just focus on making the next shot", Brooks said. Markieff is "a very competitive guy". Note that charting a game is as much of an art as is a science, so it may not perfectly reflect some stats you might see at NBA.com or ESPN.com, but my intention was to take the most objective approach I could in my effort. "He's a tremendous competitor and he plays with toughness and he gets shots - 32 and 14, that's high level All-Star game". Millsap, who finished with 19 points, made 9-of-11 from the free throw line. He doesn't plan to ease up on Millsap any time soon. "I guess if that's MMA, then what we do next might be double MMA".

All that scrambling inside could create more tension like Sunday's altercation.

Words were exchanged. Morris didn't really remember after the game what he said, or he just wanted to appear like he forgot.

"Kells, we need his intensity the whole game", said Morris following Game 1. "It's all love of the game".

It's not the talk that bothered Millsap, though. He went up against Millsap most of the game and had a dunk off the ally oop during the Wizards' big third quarter when they went on a 20-7 run. Neither team has more than just a solid wings, but the lower seed have more useful players and deeper bench. "I can't let (anybody) come out here and just push me around".

"I think it's important that we control the other two guys, [Bradley] Beal and Wall", Millsap said Monday according to the Journal-Constitution.

After losing to Atlanta on the very first day of the season, the Wizards have won the next three meetings to win the series 3-1.

"He changed everything right away for us", Wall said. Horford has now scored in double figures in each of his last six post-season games.

"Like I said a year ago when we first got [Morris], I was excited", said Wall, referring to the midseason trade with the Suns that brought Morris to the District.

Mahinmi is the backup center but he logs a lot of minutes and is the team's best rim protector. "He's doing everything to help our team win, and when he's playing as well as he did today for us, we're unstoppable".

follow

editors' picks

April 20, 2017
Cavs avoid collapse, hold off Pacers
He still had costly turnovers, but he was more efficient with his passing, and he was more aggressive penetrating to the basket. NEED TO KNOW: James has won 18 straight games in the first round and Cleveland has won 12 in a row at home in the postseason.

April 20, 2017
Australian visa move unlikely to impact Indian IT workers: Nasscom
The move is seen as a deterrent to Indian IT firms which send software engineers to the United States on H-1B visas. However, the current beneficiaries of this programme will be exempted from the new regulations.

April 20, 2017
IPL: Hyderabad elect to bat against Delhi
The next delivery, Rishabh Pant was out for a first-ball duck as Delhi were reduced to 86 for 3 with Warner taking an easy catch. Earlier, IPL leaders Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Daredevils by four wickets for their fourth win in five matches .

April 19, 2017
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he feels like Benjamin Button
On Sunday against Sunderland , the 35-year-old scored the opening goal for Manchester United and reached a personal landmark. Mourinho told BBC: "We want to fight in the Premier League until it is mathematically impossible".

April 19, 2017
United States says countries must punish UN troops for sexual abuse
To date, there have been over 2,000 allegations of sexual abuse, 300 of those involving children, according to the AP report . The United States is now reviewing the U.N.'s 16 far-flung peacekeeping operations to assess costs and effectiveness.

April 19, 2017
Alex Jones' lawyer argues Infowars host is 'playing a character'
We all wear masks of some kind, I guess, but far-right talk show screamer Alex Jones' mask is more spectacular than most. She said some of Mr Jones's on-air rants - for which he is renowned - are evidence of him being "not a stable" father.

April 18, 2017
Trump reverses views on Russia, China
PALM BEACH, Florida- President Donald Trump wrapped up his Easter weekend in Florida Sunday, sharing several messages on Twitter. So the best option for USA is to immediately destroy missile and nuclear bomb-making capabilities of North Korea.

April 17, 2017
Monte Carlo Masters 2017
Murray's place at the Monte Carlo Country Club was confirmed after he was entered into the draw for this year's competition . Rafael Nadal's bid to his tenth title in the Masters 1000 of Monte Carlo won't be easy.

April 17, 2017
Kendrick Lamar drops latest album today
The album features collaborations with U2, Zacari and Rihanna. "It's not uber political like TPAB [ To Pimp A Butterfly ] but it has energy IMO".

April 16, 2017
Is Bannon in peril? Trump comments worry his populist base
Trump ordered Bannon to sit down with his other top adviser, Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, to bury the ideological hatchet. As for Bannon, before joining the campaign last summer as its chief executive officer, he was informally advising Trump .