Upset Millsap Rips Wizards: ‘We Were Playing B-Ball, They Were Playing MMA’

Atlanta Hawks v Washington Wizards - Game One

Emotions were high during Game 1 between the Washington Wizards and the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday.

Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap was not a fan of the overly physical play of the Washington Wizards, comparing it to mixed martial arts.

“The difference in the game is we were playing basketball and they were playing MMA,” Millsap told AJ Neuharth-Keusch of USA Today.

While on the floor trying to secure the b-ball, Millsap became tangled with two Wizards players as they feverishly scrapped for the ball.  And then there was they play where he was pushed by Martin Gortat after being posterized by him.

Millsap promised to bring some MMA moves of their own for game 2 and going forward in this series.

“They were physical,” Millsap added. “When the game’s like that, we’ve just got to match their physicality. But again, we’ve got to go get some (MMA) moves and bring them back to the court.”

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