Wall denies issues with knee

Wall denies issues with knee
February 28, 2013, 9:45 am
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John Wall wouldn't talk much after Wednesday's loss, but questions are swirling around the Wizards about his left knee being an issue again.

Wall was short with his answers, clearly frustrated by a 96-95 loss to the Detroit Pistons when he played just 24 minutes and had more turnovers (seven) than points (six). It was the second game in a row that coach Randy Wittman relied heavily on backup A.J. Price.

Wall played only 24 minutes in a 90-84 win at the Toronto Raptors to start the week.

“No health (problems) at all,” Wall said after the Wizards’ three-game winning streak.  “Just trying to play basketball and do my best to help my team win.”

Wall missed the start of the season because of a stress injury to his left knee cap.  The Wizards began the season with a 12-game losing streak and then had an eight-game losing streak as they started 4-28.

They are 13-10 since Wall’s return Jan. 12, but his performances have begun to decline. He has had two games of six turnovers and two games with seven this month.  He’s shooting less than 30% in his last five games. 

The Wizards' resurgence, however, is because of Wall leading the way. They finished this month 7-5. 

His backup A.J. Price has been better in the last two games with totals of 21 points on 8-for-13 shooting, including 5 of 7 three-pointers, and 11 assists.