ATLANTA (AP) - Washington Wizards guard John Wall was surprisingly on the inactive list for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night because of a left hand injury.
Wall injured the hand when bracing himself as he fell along the baseline in the series opener on Sunday. He finished the game, scoring 18 points, dishing out 13 assists and playing almost 39 minutes as the Wizards upset the Hawks 104-98.
While he didn't do any work at practice Monday, there was no indication he wouldn't play in Game 2. During his pregame availability, coach Randy Wittman said everyone was available and he had not considered sitting out Wall.
"The players decide that, how they're feeling, the doctors and all that kind of thing," Wittman said.
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