Today on ZardCast, CT, Dave and Duncan sit down following the Wizards game one win over the Atlanta Hawks, pushing Washington to 5-0 in the playoffs and making them the first team in NBA history to win four consecutive game ones on the road.

Topics discussed include:

  • “I’m the Wiz and Nobody Beats Me”
  • Washington are 5-0 in the playoffs
  • The ZardCast series preview pod with Grantland’s Andrew Sharp was good and you should check it out
  • The Wizards are the first team in NBA history to win four straight game ones on the road
  • Dave is really impressed with the overall team defense, anchored by Gortat
  • Duncan says the way the Hawks lost was similar to how Washington blew games in the regular season
  • Hawks were rolling early, Damarre Carroll was hot, the Wizards were perplexed
  • Wizards Twitter loves Pierce at the four, Dave says the reason it really works is because of Gortat’s mobility and “periphs”
  • Scariest moment of the game: John Wall falls hard on his left wrist
  • The guys were mortified, don’t know how they would’ve reacted
  • Wizards down 10 at half
  • They only had six turnovers against the Hawks, John only had two, huge improvement compared to his 27 in four games during the regular season
  • Nene wasn’t working out
  • The Wizards make their push at the end of third quarter, are within striking distance to start the fourth
  • Haven’t said a whole lot about Bradley Beal, didn’t feel like he played that well, but still scored a quiet 28 — How is that possible?
  • Duncan is the podcast’s number cruncher, they decide to list the show under the “Education” category on iTunes
  • Beal rolls his ankle on Al Horford’s foot and dramatically goes to the locker room. He comes back out, not wholly surprising
  • Things start to get personal, Duncan talks about his chronic sobbing
  • The Wizards closing a team out in the playoffs is truly remarkable when you look at all the games they blew in the regular season
  • *Peak John Wall Alert*
  • Otto Porter hits a big three down the stretch, pushes the lead to seven. He’s been the exact kind of player fans had hoped for
  • Wizards survive a barrage from Hawks in the game’s waning minutes
  • The Wall to Gortat pick and roll salts the game away
  • CT thinks Atlanta will hit more shots than they did on Sunday, Dave disagrees
  • John Wall is the best player in the series, he dictates everything that happens on the floor
  • Thanks god he didn’t break his wrist
  • Things have been real on the pod between CT’s discussion on bodily fluids,
  • Duncan’s crying and Dave’s driving under a lake
  • Game two on Tuesday — Is everyone all in on the Wizards winning this series?
  • Duncan recommends watching every NBA game at this point

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