John Wall starting for Wizards in Game 5 tonight


John Wall apparently thinks he can be himself tonight.

Chris Miller of CSN Washington:

I don’t know what’s a bigger surprise – that Wall is playing despite five (!) fractures to his hand or wrist or that the Wizards have hung with the Hawks without Wall.

Healthy, he’s a game-changer on both ends of the court. Washington’s offense runs through him, and he can prevent Jeff Teague from getting comfortable.

We’ll see what Wall brings in his current state, but the pressure is on the Hawks to gain an advantage in this 2-2 series before Wall gets closer to full strength.