Paul Pierce aka “The Truth” reminded us why he was brought to DC. Last year The Wizards did not have a go-to clutch player that you would want to have the ball in the closing seconds of the game. No stage is too big for the 2008 Finals MVP. Pierce did exactly what he told us he would do…win games for the Wizards. All Star point guard John Wall went down with a hand injury that had him sidelined for the past three games. It was reported that he has five non-displaced fractures in his shooting hand. This news was a major blow to the Wizard’s future playoff hopes but we’re hoping the young point guard comes back.
Although, the Wiz have played significantly better than most people thought he would’ve without him. Ramon Sessions has replaced Wall as the starting guard for the Wiz so therefore you know class is session. Without Wall in the lineup, Bradley Beal has stepped up tremendously for the Wizards. He dropped 34 points in game four, which was a playoff career high for him.
Now with the series tied 2-2, the Wiz look to go back on the road and steal another game from the number one seed in the Eastern conference the Atlanta Hawks. The Wizards defense has stepped up in the postseason, and they need to keep it that way if they want to beat the Hawks. There is no timetable for Wall’s return, but the Wiz feel like they can still win this series, even without their All Star. This is probably the most exciting time of the year, and we’re grateful for this great basketball play any game can be their last, Go Hard or Go Home.