The source of John Wall's latest motivation is what he considers blatant disrespect he has received among East guards in the popular vote for the All-Star Game.
It wasn't until 1:58 remained in the fourth quarter that the Wizards were within five points or less of the Toronto Raptors, so there was no last two-minute game report issued by the NBA Thursday.
The last time the Wizards met the Toronto Raptors, Cory Joseph hit the game-winning basket from the corner.
The weakness in the Wizards when John Wall isn't on the floor, or even when he is, is that their shooters have difficult creating their own shots off the dribble minus Bradley Beal.
BROOKLYN -- At this time last season, John Wall had the look of awe on his face about the first tallies of NBA All-Star balloting. He was first in the East among guards.