WASHINGTON — One game into the playoffs, Paul Millsap said his Atlanta Hawks were playing basketball while the Washington Wizards were "playing MMA."
One game into the second round, Isaiah Thomas had his tooth knocked out by an elbow from Otto Porter. Yes, with the backcourt duo of John Wall and Bradley Beal, the Wizards like to get out in transition, but they've also showed a willingness — maybe even an eagerness — to physically mix it up.
Forward Markieff Morris didn't even consider Washington's Game 3 win against the Boston Celtics on Thursday night terribly physical despite eight technical fouls and three ejections.
"I felt like Atlanta was a little...