John Wall doesn't know if he will be available for the Washington Wizards' next game on Saturday or the remainder of the series with the Atlanta Hawks.
The All-Star point guard has five non-displaced fractures in his left wrist and hand. Wall said Friday the injury news, announced the day before, was "devastating. I was excited about playing."
He added he isn't sure whether he'll play in Game 3 on Saturday. "It depends on how my swelling and [if] all my pain goes away," he said.
Wall was hurt in Game 1 of Washington's series against the Hawks, but kept playing in the Wizards' victory. He sat out Game 2 as the Hawks evened the series. Wall, the NBA playoff leader with 12.5 assists per game, was a surprise inactive for Game 2. With his left wrist noticeably swollen, he struggled with various drills during pregame warm-ups. Ramon Sessions replaced Wall in the starting lineup for Game 2 and scored a team-high 21 points in the 106-90 loss. Washington trailed by five with six minutes remaining before the top-seeded Hawks pulled away.
Barnes fined $50K
Clippers forward Matt Barnes was fined $50,000 by the NBA for directing inappropriate language at a courtside fan who turned out to be Houston star James Harden's mother. Barnes made the comments to Monja Willis during the Clippers' Game 2 loss in Houston on Wednesday night.
"We've made our peace," Barnes said Friday before Game 3 in Los Angeles. "We've spoken twice since the incident. She said something, I said something back. I've heard speculation of what I've likely said, which is crazy."
• Also Friday, the NBA fined Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah $25,000 for pushing a fan at halftime of the Bulls' loss to Cleveland in Game 2.