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Hawks are better built to make the Conference Finals than LeBron and the Cavs
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Hawks are better built to make the Conference Finals than LeBron and the Cavs
Thursday February 5th, 2015

Mike Scott dropped the hammer on Bradley Beal to help the Hawks defeat the Wizards 105-96 on Wednesday.

Atlanta might be known more for its ball movement and unselfish play than its highlight potential, but Scott showed the East's No. 1 team is fully capable of above-the-rim action too. Midway through the fourth quarter with the Hawks leading 88-79, Scott found himself out in front of the defense during a transition opportunity. Beal did well to give chase but it didn't really matter, as Scott soared above him for the thunderous one-handed slam.

Jeff Teague led the Hawks with a game-high 26 points and eight assists. Scott added five points and three rebounds off the bench.

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John Wall paced the Wizards with a team-high 24 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. Beal added 23 points and two rebounds.

Atlanta improved to 41-9. Washington fell to 31-19.

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