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John Wall speaks at Miyah's funeral

In today's Wake-up call, we take another look at the relationship between John Wall and his good friend Miyah, who lost her battle to cancer earlier this month. We also are expecting the return of Martell Webster to the court and the tough decision regarding who will be deactivated because of it.

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1. John Wall attends Miyah's funeral

Wall, and everyone who knew Miyah Telemaque-Nelson, lost a great friend and a great person on Dec. 8. Yesterday, Wall attended, and spoke at, Miyah's funeral while leaving another touching message on his Instagram page afterwards.

It’s been difficult, losing Miyah hurts. She touched me in so many ways and her impact will live on forever, not just in my heart but also in the lives of so many of you that have come to love her too. Thanks to everyone for their words of encouragement and support during this past week. For everyone that has asked me what they can do, please help keep Miyah’s memory alive by making a donation in her name to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ( or The American Cancer Society ( Both groups are working diligently to find a cure for cancer….. I know my buddy would not want anyone else to have to fight the fight that she went through, and I know first had what losing my dad felt like. Making a donation will not only keep their memories alive but will also give another family the opportunity to help their loved one beat cancer. I give thanks for knowing Miyah, I’ll keep her family in my prayers, and I appreciate your help in keeping her memory alive. I’m going to miss my buddy. #LONGLIVEMIYAH #CURE4MIYAH #MYBUDDY #RIPMIYAH #RIPDAD

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2. Martell Webster may return tonight

Webster had planned to make his return this week. Exactly when? Nobody knows. But there's a possibility that it could be as soon as tonight when the Wizards host the Phoenix Suns. If he doesn't play tonight, though, Webster's return is expected to come by Christmas Day's game against the New York Knicks, in any case.

3. Who will play and who won't?

The Wizards are a deep squad, if you haven't noticed. So deep that it's difficult to decide who Randy Wittman will have to deactivate to make room for Webster when he makes his season debut. Early thoughts are DeJuan Blair and Garrett Temple. But Drew Gooden could be deactivated for certain games, as well.

4. Grading this past week

It's been a fun week for the Wizards. It's been a fun season. But an undefeated week -- so far -- is pretty awesome. Here's a breakdown of how each player has looked throughout the week.

Spoiler alert: John Wall was really, really good.

5. Wizards face Suns tonight

Currently riding a six-game win streak, the Wizards (19-6) host the Phoenix Suns (14-14) tonight in the phone booth. The Suns have won two straight games and are 6-1 against Eastern Conference opponents. Their three-headed guard attack is dangerous when clicking on all cylinders. The Suns are the sixth-highest scoring team in the NBA and top 10 in steals per game.

Tip off is set for 6 p.m. at the Verizon Center.

I repeat. Tip off is set for 6 p.m. at the Verizon Center.

You can watch live on Comcast SportsNet or listen on 99.1 WNEW.