ATLANTA -- Going into Monday, there was more concern about the stability of Bradley Beal's right ankle that he rolled in Game 1 and brought him to tears. By the look of Beal and John Wall after practice, however, the point guard may be more maligned with his left wrist than it initially appeared.
Wall sat taking questions with icepacks on golf-ball sized swelling on this non-shooting wrist. It also was badly bruised. Beal gleefully took questions after a workout in which he worked up a good sweat and concluded that because the swelling isn't excessive that he should be a go for Game 2 vs. the Atlanta Hawks at Phillips Arena on Tuesday (TNT, 8 p.m. ET).
Both players had X-rays after Sunday's 104-98 win to take home-court advantage. MRIs were not required Monday.
"I did a lot of treatment last night just try to get it as best we can get it before the game. They said nothing wrong with it," said Wall, who averaged 12.5 assists per game in a first-round series vs. the Toronto Raptors and had 13 vs. Atlanta. "After the game was over it started getting really swollen. It started swelling up more and more. We tried to put the pressure on it, put some medicine on it. You got to try to get the swelling out of it as much as possible."
The pain initially in Wall's wrist when he fell after a transition layup attempt in the second quarter but moved into his hand. He has experienced this before.
"Yes," Wall said when asked if thought he'd broken his wrist, which Beal did to his left one in the preseason and missed nine games. "I remember I broke my (left wrist) in my sophomore year in high school. ... Whenever you land and try to put your hands down, anything can happen. I had a lot of body weight on it so I thought I broke it at first."
Beal banged his fist on the court in pain and anger when he rolled his right ankle in the fourth. He took a shot and landed on Al Horford's foot. He has had a lengthy history of lower right leg and ankle injuries.
"I'm good. It feels better today," said Beal, who has done constant icing and compression and had a limited workout. "Treatment all day today. I should be good tomorrow.
"I've sprained this ankle 30 times. Swelling has never gone away. It wasn't that bad."