Washington Wizards star point guard John Wall will not play in Game 2 against the Atlanta Hawks due to a left wrist injury.
Wall suffered the injury in Game 1.
Wall is averaging 17.4 points and 12.6 assists per game in the playoffs. He said earlier today that he would play, but after warming up prior to the game, he deemed his wrist too swollen to play.
Ramon Sessions will start in place of Wall. Sessions averaged 6.3 points and 2.8 assists a game during the regular season. He scored five points in 17 minutes in Game 1.
Here are a few numbers on Wall’s importance to the Wizards:
John Wall has created, assisted, or scored 54.4 points per game this postseason, almost exactly half of Washington's total point production.
— Synergy Sports Tech (@SynergySST) May 5, 2015
Hawks up to 8.5-point favorites in most spots. Was 6 to 6.5 points before the Wall announcement.
— Brad Rowland (@BTRowland) May 5, 2015
In over 1,100 minutes that John Wall was off the floor during regular season, Wizards were outscored by 7.2 points per 100 possessions
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 5, 2015
With the Wizards winning game one and claiming home-court advantage, the team will take advantage of their extended break following Game 2. Game 3 won’t be played until Saturday.