John Wall, Andray Blatche, JaVale McGee will start vs. Knicks
UPDATED AT 6:17 p.m.:
Rookie guard John Wall
will be a game-time decision for will start tonight's home matchup with the New York Knicks, according to Wizards Coach Flip Saunders.
Wall injured his left foot and was a late scratch from the last game of the Wizards' road trip, which they lost, 116-91, at Sacramento. It was the seventh game Wall missed this season either due to a sprained left foot or a bruised right knee.
Meantime, Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee will return to the Wizards' starting front court. Blatche had missed the past two games with a brusied left hip, while McGee returns after ceding his starting spot for one game to rooke Kevin Seraphin after some ineffective play.
Saunders said he did not talk with McGee specifically about the play that seemed to epitomize the Wizards' dreadful performance in the Sacramento loss. In the closing seconds, McGee stole an inbounds pass and leaped from just inside the free-throw line for a dunk. He lost control of the ball and missed badly.
"That [play] signified that game, that whole game," Saunders said.
Saunders also added that Josh Howard is about a week away from making his season debut after recovering from a knee injury. Saunders said that the Wizards playing five of their next six games at home will make it easier to bring Howard back during this span.
| December 10, 2010; 6:00 PM ET
Categories: Andray Blatche, JaVale McGee, John Wall, Josh Howard
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