You wouldn't have known it by John Wall's performance on Monday night against the Sacramento Kings when he dropped a game-high 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting with nine assists, but the Wizards' star point guard was playing through a good deal of pain.
Not only have migraines affected him lately, but Wall also sprained his ankle in Monday's win and had his knee swell up due to fluids from the IVs he received prior to Saturday's win over the Hawks. He revealed all of that in his walkoff interview with Chris Miller on NBC Sports Washington
Following a win, Wall was able to smile about it all, though none of it sounds fun.
Wall told Chris: "I sprained my ankle today. My knee got puffy when I got the IV. The IV fluid went down there. I'm dealing with migraines. But when I come in between these lines, I can't make no excuses. I compete. I didn't want to sit out. I wanted to give these guys an opportunity to keep building on this."
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We know Wall was in jeopardy of missing Saturday's game due to the combination of a migraine and a bad cold. He's also been dealing with the effects of a sprained left shoulder. Though he's been playing, he's not nearly 100 percent.
Hear Wall's full comments on his injuries in the second answer of his interview with Chris:
As part of his 21 points, Wall shot 4-for-4 from three. That came just weeks after he went 5-for-6 from three against the very same Kings.
"I feel like when I'm injured or something is bad on my body, I kind of like just force myself to be angry and get over it," he said.
Yeah, but maybe there's something about those Kings. Wall is now 22-for-42 from three against them in 14 career games. His 52.4 three-point percentage is his highest against any team.
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