The injury to John Wall isn't necessarily season-ending, but if the Wizards don't have him for a must-win at the Detroit Pistons or any remaining games it could be since they must win out to have a chance at the postseason. Wall told CSNmidatlantic.com after Wednesday's 121-103 rout of the Brooklyn Nets that he was heading to get tests on his right knee as he left Verizon Center.
The Wizards (38-40) won with Ramon Sessions making his first start, getting 18 points and 13 assists, his first double-double since joining this team late last season, in 29 minutes.
Wall didn't shoot around early Wednesday. He practiced fully with the team Tuesday and afterward his knee, which has given him problems on and off all season because of bruising and other soreness, swelled.
"His knee was sore and had some swelling in it unlike that it had this year," coach Randy Wittman said. "It was smart to sit him out and I'm glad we did.
"I didn't think he wasn't going to play because he's played 77 games. I had an idea (he wouldn't play). When he came in there (before tipoff) and it wasn't much better than it was this morning I told him to shut it down."
Bradley Beal and Garrett Temple did a lot of running the offense as Sessions' backup. They combined for 11 assists.
"I tried to play those two together," Wittman said. "They each took turns bringing it up."