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John Wall makes the most of his situation for the Wizards in Game 5 loss

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But we’re still wondering whether the Wizards should have played Tomas Satoransky to spell Wall a little in the second half.

John Wall scored 26 points, 9 rebounds, and dished 9 assists for the Wizards in Wednesday’s Game 5 loss to the Raptors. All in all, he had a great game statistically, shooting 47.6 percent from the field. You can see his highlights in the video above.

There are three things that stand out in a bad way, however. First, he had seven turnovers for the game. Four were from bad passes, and two came from steals when opponents would steal the ball for a fast break score.

Second, Wall had a poor three point shooting night (0-4) and at the basket (3-7). There’s a silver lining here:

john wall shot chart game 5 raptors

The Toronto defense just let Wall take mid range shots. Though they are unfriendly to the stat-o-philes out there, Wall did make the majority of those shots. And they’re partly why Washington was able to stay in this game until the end.

And third, Wall played 44 minutes in Game 5, including the entire second half. Though Ty Lawson played a bit over eight minutes in the second half, I’m still perplexed as to why Tomas Satoransky didn’t get a single minute in the third and fourth quarters. Wall was getting tired out there.

Playoff rotations definitely tighten somewhat where starters play more minutes and bench players, less. But I’m pretty sure the Wizards could have found some time to give Wall a breather at some point.