All Bradley Beal needed to do was hit one of two layups.
The Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards will each attempt to sweep a back-to-back set when the clubs meet on Thursday in the nation's capital. Washington knocked off the Boston Celtics 116-107, while Atlanta edged the New Orleans Pelicans 102-99. The Hawks swept all three games against the Wizards last season, winning both games in Atlanta during the season's final week by a combined five points after posting a 16-point victory at Washington in January.
The Wizards defeated the Celtics, 116-107. Montrezl Harrell led all scorers with 25 points and 11 rebounds for the Wizards, while Bradley Beal added 17 points and ten rebounds in the victory. Jayson Tatum tallied 23 points and seven rebounds for the Celtics in the losing effort. The Wizards improve to 3-1 on the season, while the Celtics fall to 2-3.