Wizards news: John Wall loving his chances to go back for Game 7 vs. Raptors
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Wizards’ John Wall loving his chances to go back for Game 7 vs. Raptors

John Wall

Despite the Washington Wizards falling apart down the stretch of their 108-98 loss to the Toronto Raptors during Wednesday night’s Game 5, All-Star point guard John Wall is quite confident that he and his teammates will be able to force a decisive Game 7.

“We love our chances. We’re very confident,” Wall said, via an article written by Candace Buckner of the Washington Post. “It’s the best out of three, and for somebody to win the series they got to win on the road.”

During the final nine minutes of the fourth quarter with Washington on top of Toronto 87-82, the star guard tandem of Wall and Bradley Beal went a combined 1-of-9 from the field as the Wizards squandered away a golden opportunity to take the series lead.

“Up five with still eight minutes, there’s still a lot of basketball left. It’s a lot of stuff going on,” Wall said. “We feel we let one slip away, but at the same time we played aggressive. We just didn’t make shots. They made the bigger shots at the end of the game, and other than probably two or three turnovers that I had, we got all the looks we wanted in the fourth quarter. They just made bigger shots and bigger plays than us.”

That really has to sting for Washington to come up just short, as Wall was unable to power the Wizards to a win despite a near triple-double effort with 26 points on 10-of-21 shooting from the field, nine assists, nine rebounds, and three blocked shots in 44 minutes of action.

The Wizards will look for redemption against Raptors in Game 6 at Capital One Arena, with the do-or-die contest set to be broadcast live nationally Friday night on both ESPNews and NBATV.