Wizards' Wall says he can take over a playoff game

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Facing a do-or-die Game 6, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall said he feels he can take over a playoff game but also admits he will have to pace himself after saying he ran out of gas at the end of Game authentic nfl jerseys

Wall said he started to feel fatigued down the stretch on Wednesday as the Toronto Raptors pulled away for a 108-98 win on Wednesday to take a 3-2 series lead. Wall had 26 points, nine assists and nine rebounds but did not score a point as he missed his last three shots and had two turnovers in the final nine minutes of the game.

"I definitely do, I feel like that," Wall said when asked if he feels he can take over a playoff game at any point after the Wizards' shootaround today. "But at the same time, I think last game I kinda like ran out of gas a little bit the last five minutes and I gotta do a better job of -- not taking time off -- but letting other guys create or create for other guys and let those guys make plays at times.4

"So [during] those last five minutes, kind of like Game 4 here, I can have the energy to make plays for myself but also for my teammates. I think that kind of hurt us in the last game."

Game 6 will be Wall's 10th game since returning from left knee surgery at the end of March. He is averaging 38.8 minutes and has played 43 and 44 minutes each in the last two games. Wall is averaging 26.6 points, 12.2 assists, 5.8 rebounds and 2.6 steals in the series.

The last time these two teams met in Washington, Wall took over Game 4 and evened the series at 2-2 by scoring eight of his 27 points in the last 3:50. Wall made or assisted on the final seven Wizards field goals and scored or assisted on 18 of Washington's final 23 points, cheap nfl jerseys from china according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Defensively, Wall also helped hold DeMar DeRozan to 1-for-5 shooting in those final six minutes, most of them without All-Star Bradley Beal, who had fouled out in that game.

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