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John Wall officially ruled out for Game 4

The Wizards will be without John Wall for Game 4, marking the third consecutive game that he will miss with a hand/wrist injury.

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

To the surprise of no one, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall will be absent from the lineup when the team takes on the Atlanta Hawks in Game 4 on Monday evening.

Wall missed both Games 2 and 3 as a result of non-displaced fractures in his hand and wrist, and while the All-Star point guard was listed as a "game-time decision" for Monday evening, he was never considered likely to appear. The Wizards claimed Game 3 in their home building on the strength of a Paul Pierce buzzer-beater, and Wall's replacement, Ramon Sessions, made only two of his ten field goal attempts with six assists and three turnovers in 35 minutes.

The Hawks will deploy a full lineup for Monday's game, with Paul Millsap rejoining the starting lineup after a bout with flu-like symptoms.