Think it can’t get any worse for the Washington Wizards after losing to the lowly Philadelphia 76ers last night on their home opener? Well, think again.
John Wall finished with 26 points, 15 of which came in the first quarter, but ultimately failed to lead his team to victory. It looked a bit like Wall would repeat his 47 point night from this past season, but he just couldn’t get it going in the second half, which could be the result of his back spasms that he’s suffering from for the first time in his young career.
After the disappointing game, Wall noted that he’d be ready to play in Miami this Sunday, but after sitting out of practice this morning, I have a feeling he’ll get kept out of the game for precautionary reasons. He supposedly had trouble standing up in the locker room, so I don’t see how he’ll be able to get healthy in time for the game on Sunday. Washington has a tendency to rest players, and for good reason, and I don’t anticipate Wall to play against the Heat.
With that said, the Wizards have a tough schedule ahead of them and they’ll need any healthy bodies they can get. Hopefully this won’t become a lingering issue for John Wall and the Wizards.