WASHINGTON -- To say John Wall seemed on edge in his postgame interview is to put it mildly. The Wizards' guard gave a series of one-sentence answers following his 3-9, seven-turnover performance in a 96-95 Wizards loss to the Pistons. Here is a complete transcript of that interview:
REPORTER: John, another rough night. You've had a couple of them here. Is there anything consistent going through them.
WALL: Nope. Just not making shots. That's all I can say.
REPORTER: Where do you think the source of the turnovers is?
WALL: I don't know. I think you're seeing the same thing I'm seeing, so I can't really call it.
REPORTER: Jose Calderon came up to you after the game. What did he say to you
WALL: Just keep playing. [He told me] I'm a talented player and to just keep playing. Go forward with that.
REPORTER: Are you struggling with health at all? Are you 100 percent?
WALL: No health [problems] at all, just trying to play basketball and do my best to help my team win.
REPORTER: You got off to a bad start with your four turnovers in the first quarter. Was it hard to get on track after that tough start? Was that a part of it?
WALL: That wasn't it at all. They were great passes. It was just, some teammates couldn't catch them and some got tipped away. Just got to deal with it.
REPORTER: Randy [Wittman] was critical of some of the young players' attitudes today. Did you sense any of that?
WALL: Uh, I don't know. I didn't really see it. I just didn't think we played as a team like we usually do. It always happens when we play this team, and that's why we always get ourselves behind.