Larry Drew

Wizards defeat Hawks, 93-83, in Wall's return

As John Wall ripped off his warm-ups and went from the Washington Wizards' bench to the scorers' table, a roar filled the Verizon Center.

Wall received a standing ovation as he stepped onto the court for the first time this season — the first time since last April — because of a left-knee injury and commenced his third season with the organization he was drafted to lead back to respectability.

After using the first three quarters to get his "jiggly" legs under him, Wall gave the Wizards and the fans a reminder of the speed, excitement and flash they've been...