Wizards star Wall out vs Raptors with sprained left shoulder

Wizards star Wall out vs Raptors with sprained left shoulder

Wizards star Wall out vs Raptors with sprained left shoulder

You can also expect to see more of Bradley Beal working on the ball in Wall's absence.

The Wizards didn't help their cause pre game as they essentially lit the fuse that is the rocket ship known as Lebron making outlandish statements about being the best in the East and how they felt like the Cavs intentionally dodged them past year in the playoffs.

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue offered a sarcastic response to the comments following the Cavs' win: "They're right: They are the best team in the East".

He stayed in for the remainder of the game, but said after the game that he probably shouldn't have done so.

Wall sustained the injury in the third quarter after running into the Cavaliers' Channing Frye.

In advance of their clash at Capital One Arena on Friday night, John Wall told The Jump's Rachel Nichols and Paul Pierce he believes the reigning Eastern Conference champions purposefully played for the No. 2 seed so they could avoid a second-round matchup with the No. 4 Wizards. The All-Star shooting guard scored 37 points and canned all 14 of his attempted from the charity stripe. Irving scored 22 of his 25 points while Horford added 17 of his 20 points in the last two quarters as the Celts extended the league's longest current winning streak. As a result he is listed as questionable for Washington's game against the Toronto Raptors Sunday night.

"Each and every night", Beal said. Also, maybe next time Wall and Beal will let their game do the talking rather than their mouths.

James Harden had 21 of his 29 points in the first half and the Rockets improved to 6-1 on the road by dealing the Hawks their eighth consecutive loss, 119-104.

This isn't the first game Frazier's struggled either.

If the Washington Wizards want any chance to compete for a shot at the NBA Finals, they need a backup point guard that can at least sustain Wall's energy the 10-12 minutes he sits per game.

The Wizards are scheduled to visit the Raptors at 10am (AEDT) on Monday.

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