Wall delivered 24 points (9-21 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT), two rebounds, five assists and a steal across 24 minutes in Tuesday's 107-88 win over the Wizards. Wall was clearly playing with a chip on his shoulder in this game, and while he struggled with his accuracy, he still ended as the Rockets' leading scorer while facing the franchise that drafted him for the first time in his career. Wall has scored 20 or more points just four times this season, but he looks healthy after missing five straight games earlier this month, and he should be one of the team's go-to guys on offense on a regular basis. The departure of James Harden via trade should translate into better scoring numbers in the long term.
Wall (knee) scored seven points (3-9 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and added eight assists and one rebound across 21 minutes Saturday in the Rockets' 133-108 win over the Mavericks. The Rockets were without Christian Wood (ankle) and Victor Oladipo (rest) for the second half of a back-to-back set, but Wall's return from a five-game absence due to a sore knee gave a boost to the starting lineup. Even so, Wall's playing time and production were limited in his first game back, with both Eric Gordon (32.3 percent usage rate) and DeMarcus Cousins (31.5 percent) doing most of the damage offensively for the Rockets. Expect Wall's minutes to ramp up in the Rockets' next game Tuesday, when he'll be facing his former Washington mates for the first time since being traded to Houston.
Wall (knee) will play Saturday against the Mavericks, Ben DuBose of USA Today reports. As expected, Wall will take the court after a five-game absence. With Victor Oladipo (rest) out, Wall should handle the ball plenty. In his seven appearances, Wall is averaging 18.6 points, 5.1 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.0 blocks in 33.9 minutes.
Wall (knee) is now listed as probable for Saturday's game against the Mavericks, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. Wall has been sidelined for the Rockets' previous five games. Although he was originally ruled out for Saturday, Houston seemingly now feels comfortable with him returning. However, assuming he ultimately gets the green light, his first game sharing the backcourt with the recently acquired Victor Oladipo (rest) will have to wait until Tuesday's game against the Wizards. Final confirmation on his status Saturday should come closer to tip-off.
Wall (knee) will remain out through the weekend, missing games Wednesday against the Suns, Friday against the Pistons and Saturday against the Mavericks, Adam Wexler of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports. Heading into Wednesday, Wall had already missed three games due to his sore left knee, and the Rockets appear set to give the point guard more time off to recover. Fortunately for Wall, he doesn't appear in line for a long-term absence, with head coach Stephen Silas indicating that "it looks like he'll be back" after the weekend. In the meantime, Victor Oladipo and Eric Gordon should take control of the Rockets' playmaking duties in the backcourt.
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