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John Wall shining despite sensitivity to light

In today's Wake-Up Call, we take a look at John Wall's battle with migraines and his status for Monday's matchup with Charlotte. Also, where in the world is Marcin Gortat?

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1. John Wall is really hurting

He's our superstar. He's the face of the franchise. He's leading this team in ways many of us have never seen a Washington Wizard do before.

With migraines and swollen ankles, Wall is putting his body on the line, including a ridiculous 28 points, 12 assists, and eight rebounds in Saturday night's overtime loss to the Raptors, and we should take some time to truly appreciate his passion and love for this game and this team.

Because without him, who knows where this team would be.

2. Wizards lose to Raptors in OT, 120-116

Other than the Raptors hitting 11-of-18 three-pointers in the first half en route to 57.1-percent shooting overall in the half, there were two story lines for me.

Wall is mind-blowingly incredible and Marcin Gortat, well, quite the opposite, as of late.

Whatever Gortat did to keep the Wizards from having a chance in this one, including his lame two points and two rebounds and fourth-quarter benching, Wall couldn't have done any more. At some point, the Wizards will need to add something else around him to get them over the hump in games like these against top opponents that they can't quite pull out.

Here are your recaps:

Bullets Forever

Comcast SportsNet

Wiz of Awes

The Washington Post

3. Wall may sit Monday vs. Hornets

And I wouldn't blame him if he did. The guy needs a break from being the super hero he is to this team. For one night, at least, and it seems he'll take a seat when the Wizards host the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night.

4. Gortat falls flat on his action figure night

It's been a recurring theme more often than not this season with the Polish Hammer, who was nowhere to be found against the Raptors...again. As I mentioned above, two points, two rebounds, and four turnovers in just 24 minutes? Not good enough for a $60-million man.

5. Hear from the team

John Wall

Paul Pierce

Kris Humphries

Randy Wittman