Behind John Wall’s career night featuring 19 assists, the Washington Wizards took care of the visiting Sacramento Kings 113-99 Monday night.
The All-Star point guard added 12 points, but left the game with 38.5 seconds to go due to a rib injury following a collision with Kings point guard Darren Collison.
Marcin Gortat had 27 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks in the win.
Per the WaPo:
Forced to assume a heavier scoring burden in December because of a spate of injuries, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall reverted to facilitator-first prolifically in Monday’s 113-99 win over the Sacramento Kings. By the end of the night, he had accumulated a career-high 19 assists, a number that could’ve easily exceeded 20 if not for a few easy misses by teammates, to offset a rough shooting night.
“Every time I made a move it felt pretty sore,” said the 25-year-old Wall, who had 12 points on 4 of 15 shooting from the field.
Wall said he will undergo a series of treatments over the next couple days and indicated that his status for Wednesday’s matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies isn’t in question. He has battled through several maladies this season – including a sprained right ankle, bruised right knee, and left hip injury – and hasn’t missed a game yet. […] The ankle, which he has sprained several times this season, is the most serious injury of the bunch and it continues to plague him. He underwent an MRI last Thursday after re-spraining it against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday and no structural damage was found.