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Verdict in on John Wall's Game 4 status

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Verdict in on John Wall's Game 4 status

No more cat and mouse, at least not for Game 4: John Wall is inactive for Monday's meeting with the Atlanta Hawks, Wizards coach Randy Wittman announced pre-game.

Wall, out for a third straight game, did not participate in the morning shootaround. He last played March 3 after suffering five non-displaced fractures in his left wrist and hand in Game 1. 

Washington holds a 2-1 series in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series. The series shifts to Atlanta for Game 5 on Wednesday. 

While it's hard imagining the point guard returning this series - Wall still hadn't dribbled a basketball with his swollen hand/wrist as of Monday morning -, the team did officially list Wall as "questionable" before Game 4. Guessing the Hawks weren't caught off guard. 

  • Paul Millsap will start Game 4 for Atlanta. The Hawks forward came off the bench in Game 3 Saturday due to flu-like symptoms. The All-Star played 23 minutes, but never made an impact, finishing with eight points, five rebounds and three turnovers. When right, the versatile Millsap is a difficult matchup for Washington's beefy duo of Nene and Marcin Gortat.

  • By now even Dennis Schroder surely realizes Paul Pierce is a monster offensively during late game situations. His buzzer-beating, game-winning bank in Game 3 confirmed what we knew and added to his growing legend in these parts. These numbers, courtesy of CSNwashington.com head researcher Rich Goldberg, will only help.

2015 postseason - Last 5 minutes of games with the margin plus/minus 5:

Points - 13

Field goals - 4 for 4

3-point field goals - 3 for 3

Free throws - 2 for 2 

Turnovers - zero

2015 postseason - 4th Quarter/Overtime

Points - 29

Field goals - 8 for 12

3-point field goals - 6 for 9

Free throws - 7 for 8

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Wizards’ First Round draft pick, Troy Brown is a Vegas Golden Knights fan

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Wizards’ First Round draft pick, Troy Brown is a Vegas Golden Knights fan

Uh, oh it may get awkward in Capital One Arena.

The newest draft pick for the Washington Wizards, Troy Brown is a Vegas Golden Knights fan.

Brown, who went to high school in Las Vegas, Nevada, wore a Golden Knights’ jersey on draft night.

The 18-year-old must not have known he was going to Washington, the home of the 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals. He would have known better, right? Either way, we can't hold it against him because again he's from Vegas.

It’s a good thing it only took the Capitals five games to win the Cup, otherwise, that might make it a little tense. At least he wasn’t wearing a Pittsburgh Penguins jersey right?

Ted Leonsis will get him rocking the red in no time.

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Troy Brown's reaction to becoming a Wizard was absolutely priceless

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Troy Brown's reaction to becoming a Wizard was absolutely priceless

The NBA Draft is a special night for a select few young men and their families. Being drafted into the NBA is a life-altering moment.

The reactions players have are often heart-warming moments. Troy Brown's reaction to becoming a Washignton Wizard with the No. 15 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft was one of those moments.

With his family and friends in a bowling alley (!!!) Brown celebrated the right way: with immediate exuberance and then by hugging his family. This is a moment he and his loved ones will remember forever, and now there's a video for him to watch over and over again.

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