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Atlanta Hawks saved by buzzer in 94-91 win against Wizards
Pierce's 3-pointer waved off, sends Hawks to Eastern Conference finals
Washington Wizards guard John Wall, center, passes the ball between Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver and forward Paul Millsap in the first half of Friday's Game 6 of the second round of the NBA playoffs in Washington. - photo by Alex Brandon
WASHINGTON — Avoiding overtime in Game 6 when Paul Pierce’s potential tying 3-pointer was released after the clock expired, the Atlanta Hawks made it to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time by beating the Washington Wizards 94-91 on Friday night. The Hawks held on thanks primarily to DeMarre Carroll’s playoff career-high 25 points, including two layups in the last minute off assists from Jeff Teague. After Al Horford went 1 of 2 from the free-throw line for a three-point lead, the Wizards inbounded the ball with 6.4 seconds left.
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