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Washington Wizards point guard John Wall only scored eight points on a woeful 3-of-12 shooting from the floor Friday night against the Miami Heat and looked noticeably miffed.
Wall didn’t score until there were five minutes left in the Wizards’ home loss to the Heat and wasn’t moving the way he normally does.
After the game, Wall told reporters he has fluid buildup in his left knee and it impacted his mobility severely. The four-time All-Star was administered IVs by the Wizards’ training staff to combat a recent cold he had, but they didn’t settle correctly and now the fluid has collected in his left knee.
John Wall took the blame for the Wizards’ first half. He said he couldn’t move well with fluid buildup in his left knee from the IVs he had last weekend. ‘I felt like some s***.’
— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) November 18, 2017
Wall is averaging 19.9 points and 9.3 assists this season, shooting 43.1 percent from the field and 34.6 percent from three. The Wizards enter today with a record of 9-6.
It’s unclear if Wall will play in the next couple of games. The best course of action for Washington may be to rest Wall for a bit until the fluid in his knee decreases.