The Memphis Grizzlies and new player Tayshaun Prince defeated the Washington Wizards on Friday night in Memphis. John Wall left the game with an injury scare but returned to action.
Late in the first half, John Wall went up for a layup and seemed to hit his shoulder on another player. He landed on his feet, arm limp, and he grabbed his arm as he fell to the ground in serious pain. Wall's teeth were grinding and his feet were spazzing out. It looked bad. He was escorted to the locker room where initial reports are "sprained shoulder".
But Wall came back out after the half and returned to the game, looking to be fine. Although late in the 4th quarter with the Wizards starting to collapse, Wall remained on the bench until the final 3 minutes, after the game was basically over.
Prince finished with 14 points for the Griz including hitting some backbreaking shots in the 4th quarter to help put away the Wizards.
The Wizards offense was non-existant and with John Wall unable to score on his own, the Wizards didn't really have an identity. Okafor ended up taking (and bricking) shots in the clutch moments and the Wizards were having trouble getting decent shots the whole game.
Nene was the only Wizards player to finish in double figures, scoring 14 points. Other than that, there isn't much to say. The team has 0 depth and when one of their players goes down the entire team collapses and some of the bad body language started to show up again.
Next up for the Wiz tomorrow night against the Spurs...not good...