Paul Millsap didn’t take his usual place as a member of the Hawks’ starting lineup in Game 3, unable to perform as expected due to dealing with flu-like symptoms.
Millsap was ineffective in 22 minutes off the bench, and despite a late run from Atlanta to force Paul Pierce to create some heroics at the buzzer, the reality is that the Wizards were in control from the jump, and held a large lead for most of the contest.
Millsap returned to form in Game 4, however, and not so coincidentally, so did the Hawks.
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On this play, Millsap used a crossover dribble to get past Nene, then got to the other side of the rim for the acrobatic and-1 finish.
Millsap finished the first half with 15 points, six assists, three rebounds and two steals, and Atlanta scored 65 points and was up 10 at the intermission.