By the end of the first quarter, Calderon already was up to eight assists — one more than the Wizards‘ entire roster — and Detroit led 28-24.
Without Wall for nearly the entire second quarter, Washington actually pulled out to a 55-51 edge at halftime. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 draft was unsteady when he was on the court, with five turnovers, two points and one assist in 11 minutes.
And then, on Washington’s first possession of the second half, Wall raised his turnover total to six, getting stripped by Jason Maxiell.
“He’s a player that’s learning how to play the game still. He’s still young,” Ariza said about Wall. “He’s still trying to improve and step into his leadership role.”