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Wizards to Face Atlanta Hawks in East Semi-Finals



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    The Washington Wizards will face the number one seed Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, with Game One taking place on Sunday, May 3 at Philips Arena.

    The Wizards will host Games Three and Four on Saturday, May 9, and Monday, May 11, at Verizon Center.

    The Wizards, who finished 46-36 to earn the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference, recently defeated the fourth seed Toronto Raptors 4-0 in their first round matchup. The 4-0 victory over the Raptors marked the first time in franchise playoff history that the Wizards have swept an opponent in a seven-game series.

    It also marked only the second time in NBA history that a five seed swept a four seed. The team is heading to the conference semifinals in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1977-78 and 1978-79.

    Game 1 Sunday, May 3 Washington at Atlanta 1:00 p.m. ABC
    Game 2 Tuesday, May 5 Washington at Atlanta 8:00 p.m. TNT
    Game 3 Saturday, May 9 Atlanta at Washington 5:00 p.m. ESPN
    Game 4 Monday, May 11 Atlanta at Washington 7:00 p.m. TNT
    Game 5* Wednesday, May 13 Washington at Atlanta TBD TNT
    Game 6* Friday, May 15 Atlanta at Washington TBD ESPN
    Game 7* Monday, May 18 Washington at Atlanta 8:00 p.m. TNT
    *If necessary