Washington Wizards' guard John Wall will not play in Game 4 vs. Hawks
Washington Wizards point guard John Wall will not play in Monday night's Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Atlanta Hawks, coach Randy Wittman told SI.com.
Wall was listed as questionable on the Wizards' injury report after suffering five non-displaced fractures in his left hand and wrist during Game 1 of the series on May 3.
Wall sustained the injury after a hard landing while driving to the basket. He remained in the game, but was sidelined after receiving the diagnosis.
He missed Game 2 and Game 3 of the series. Ramon Sessions played in place of Wall during those games, logging 21 points and four assists in Game 2, and scoring eight points with six assists in Game 3.
The Wizards lead the series 2–1 after Saturday's 103–101 win, which was decided by a Paul Pierce buzzer beater. Monday night's game will be in Washington before the series returns to Atlanta for Game 5 on Wednesday.
In five games this postseason, Wall is averaging 17.4 points, 12.6 assists and 4.6 rebounds in 38.2 minutes.
Wall has experienced swelling in his left hand and has worn a soft cast since the injury.
- Mike Fiammetta