John Wall played great tonight (eat it Cowherd) and with a hand that has five fractures in it, nearly carried his team to a crucial road victory. Instead, some dumb plays down the stretch by his teammates (Nene was particularly awful) and big shots by the Hawks caused the Wizards to fall at Atlanta. I hope you saw Wall’s two tremendous blocks in the last two minutes, plays that he made that could have been game-winners had a couple of things gone differently. Even in obvious pain, he was a gamer and his block on the last second shot by Dennis Schroder was truly epic. However Nene decided boxing out was overrated (helped by Paul Milsap slightly pulling on his arm) and Al Horford took what he learned while on the Dominican team in Lexington and got the Hawks the win 81-80.
There is still a game six to come but after the ten minute stretch tonight (the Capitals lost game 7 of the NHL series versus the Rangers in Overtime), the city of Washington may just be ready to drown its sorrow, pray that RGIII somehow gets healthy and call it a year.