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John Wall played over 42 minutes in Monday night's overtime win over the Sacramento Kings, but for much of the game he was playing through discomfort after getting banged in his right knee in the first half.

Wall is expected to be okay, but will likely miss practice on Tuesday before the Wizards head out to Oklahoma City to take on the Thunder.

"He's fine, just going to obviously get some treatment tonight," head coach Scott Brooks said. "We will practice [tomorrow], but he will probably just get treatments and sit out."

Wall described the pain as being located on the inside of his knee. He mentioned his VMO (Vastus Medialis Oblique), which is under and near the top of the kneecap. 

His knee was hurting on a night he committed a season-high 11 turnovers, and Brooks wonders if the pain was a contributor to his performance. Wall also shot 6-for-16 from the field

"It took him a while. You could tell he was laboring at times, but then throughout the game it loosened up," Brooks said.

Wall, who did managed 19 points and 11 assists, would not link the discomfort to his play.

"Heck no," he said. "Turnovers were just overdribbling and trying to make passes to certain people when those guys are really athletic and have length. They deflected some of my passes."

Wall began this season on a minutes restriction and was held out of the second legs of back-to-back games earlier this month. Those efforts were prescribed to him after he had surgeries on both knees back in May.

 

But in his last five games Wall has logged at least 37 minutes, including on Monday when he set a season-high. He will now get one day to rest before going up against Russell Westbrook, one of the NBA's best point guards.

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