Washington Wizards star point guard John Wall returned Saturday against the Charlotte Hornets after missing two months with a knee injury.
Despite the extended time off, Wall showed little rust, as he had 15 points and 14 assists in the team’s 107-93 victory.
“That Ferrari is pretty good,” Wizards head coach Scott Brooks said of Wall. “He got a lot of open shots for a lot of players. That’s what he does at the highest level in the league.”
Despite saying he was “cool” after playing 33 minutes in his first game back, Brooks said Wall will not be on the floor when the Wizards visit the Chicago Bulls on Sunday in the second game of a back-to-back.
Wall had surgery on his left knee on Jan. 31. He joined the Wizards last weekend for his first full-contact practice since the procedure.
Washington (42-34) went 15-12 without Wall and clinched a playoff spot Saturday.
“We don’t know who we play, and we really don’t care who we play,” Brooks said. “We just want to play well going into the playoffs.”