The Wizards beat the Hawks Wednesday night to take a 3-2 series lead.
WASHINGTON — With his 29-point, 11-assist performance in a four-point loss to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night, Atlanta Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder became the first Hawk since “Pistol” Pete Maravich (1973) to record at least 25 points and 10 assists in a playoff game.
Talk about good company.
It was just the latest All-Star-esque outing for the fourth-year guard, who has upped his game to a new level in this first-round series, which Washington now leads 3-2.
Through five playoff games, the 23-year-old — who spent the majority of his first three seasons playing behind the since-traded Jeff Teague — is averaging 24.4 points (on 45.7% shooting), 7.2 assists, 2.8 three-pointers (on 43.8% shooting) and just 1.6 turnovers — an across-the-board increase from the regular season.
“The confidence he has, the aggressiveness, the…