NBA playoffs 2018: John Wall, Wizards 'very confident' they'll force Game 7 vs. Raptors

By Gabrielle McMillen 26 April 2018 105
NBA playoffs 2018: John Wall, Wizards 'very confident' they'll force Game 7 vs. Raptors

Despite losing Game 5 on the road, John Wall said he's certain the Wizards will win at home Friday and force a Game 7 in their first-round series against the Raptors.

"We love our chances," Wall said about beating the Raptors at home for Game 6 (via ESPN). "We're very confident."

The Wizards relinquished a five-point lead Wednesday night, allowing the Raptors to take Game 5 with a 108-98 win and go up in the series, 3-2.

However, Washington has a stellar home-court advantage, which has seen the team win eight consecutive playoff games, including Games 3 and 4 of this series.

"We felt like we let one slip away," Wall said about the Game 5 loss. "But at the same time, we played aggressive, we just didn't make shots. They made the bigger shots at the end of the game. Other than two or three turnovers, we got all the looks we wanted in the fourth quarter.

"Look at the percentages — to shoot 41 percent and then be 5-for-26 from 3 and have a chance to win it on the road ... you couldn't ask for anything more."

Wall finished the night with  26 points, nine rebounds, nine assists but he had seven turnovers — the latter an uncharacteristic stat.

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