Wall: "I can finally prove what I'm capable of"
That the Wizards lost their second game in a row to open the season is bad enough. And the news got worse Friday night.
John Wall, who led his team with 26 points on 10-for-19 shooting, six assists and three steals in a 109-102 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, could barely stand because of his lower back.
Spasms started in the third quarter and he was in excruciating pain in the locker room.
"Yes," Wall responded when asked if it's the first time he has had this back issue. "And it hurts badly right now."
The Wizards played without Nene (strained left calf), who was a late scratch after missing two practices since the opener in Detroit. The Wizards gave up 113 points in that game.
Wall may not be able to practice Saturday before they leave to play the Miami Heat on Sunday (CSN, 6 p.m. ET).