The Atlanta Hawks will face a shorthanded opponent in Game 2, as the Washington Wizards will be without All-Star point guard John Wall. Wall will be listed as inactive for Tuesday's game as a result of a left hand injury, though previous reports (including from Wall himself) indicated that the point guard would be available.
In Game 1, Wall scored 18 points, dished out 13 assists and pulled down 7 rebounds in helping to lead the Wizards to the win. In his place, Washington head coach Randy Wittman will likely turn to some combination of Ramon Sessions (who will start in Wall's place) and Will Bynum, with an increased offensive emphasis on shooting guard Bradley Beal, who led the Wizards with 28 points in the series opener.
From a Hawks perspective, this is (quite obviously) good news, though it is never a positive thing to see a player battling an injury at this critical stage. Atlanta hosts Washington at Philips Arena, with tip-off at 8:00 pm ET. Stay tuned.