John Wall didn't score until there were five minutes left in the Wizards' narrow loss to the Heat. His lack of offensive production stood out as Washington struggled to catch up to Miami at Capital One Arena Friday.
After the game, Wall blamed fluid buildup in his left knee for his inability to contribute.
John Wall took the blame for the Wizards’ first half. He said he couldn’t move well with fluid buildup in his left knee from the IVs he had last weekend. ‘I felt like some s***.’— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) November 18, 2017
He told the assembled media that he could "barely move" at the beginning of the game.
The knee ailment dates back to IVs he received this past weekend, Wall said. This isn't the first time he's mentioned the issue, either.
It first came up in a walkoff interview he did with NBC Sports Washington's Chris Miller after the Wizards' win over the Kings.
With road games in Toronto, Milwaukee and Charlotte next on the schedule, it's possible the Wizards training staff could consider resting Wall as a precaution.