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John Wall Out for Game 2 Tonight

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:

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.

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