INDIANAPOLIS -- Now that John Wall has had time to let the disappointment sink in, and see the video of him passing up an open three-point shot that could've tied the score in a Game 4 loss to the Indiana Pacers, does he see it any differently?
"Nope. It was a play and I felt Brad (Beal) was wide open," Wall said after the Wizards had a light shootaround late Tuesday morning at Bankers Life Fieldhouse where they'll play Game 5 at 7 p.m. ET down 3-1. "I just ran my play and executed to the tee. Brad just missed a good shot."
No one ran at Wall, who dribbled once and found Beal popping out for a tougher shot. Neither player, however, had their stroke in that 95-92 loss at Verizon Center. Now, Wall is tasked with having to win again here where the Wizards stole Game 1 but have stalled since. Their problems are bigger than him, evidenced by the struggles of post players Nene and Marcin Gortat in the last two games.
"You just look at all of us not really making shots to be honest. We're getting the looks we had in the last series, Marcin and his hook shots, Nene and his jump shots, me and my jump shots, getting to the paint," Wall said. "You give them credit for playing better D and contesting those shots. We just haven't been able to make them the last couple of games."