Tuesday May 5th, 2015

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall will not play in Tuesday's Game 2 against the Atlanta Hawks due to a wrist injury, the team announced.

Wall injured his left wrist and hand during Sunday's Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Wall had previously said Tuesday that there was no doubt in his mind that he would play in Game 2, and less than an hour before ruling Wall out the Wizards tweeted that head coach Randy Wittman had said everyone was available for Tuesday's game. 

According to ESPN, Wall's left wrist was "visibly swollen" on Monday but the point guard participated in practice. 

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Shooting guard Bradley Beal sprained his right ankle during Game 1, but will play in Game 2. Ramon Sessions is starting in place of Wall on Tuesday.

The Wizards took Game 1 in Atlanta 104–98 on Sunday. Wall had 18 points and 13 assists in the win.

- Molly Geary

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