John Wall returns: Wizards guard makes 2013 debut vs. Hawks

The Wizards star will make his long-awaited season debut tonight in Washington.

At last, there is John Wall. After missing the Wizards' first 33 sad, awful games due to a stress injury in his left knee, Wall took the court for his first minutes of the season at the 4:56 mark of the first quarter of Washington's game against the Atlanta Hawks.

The Verizon Center crowd welcomed Wall with a standing ovation (5-28, y'all. They're pretty overjoyed to have the help) then watched their star snag a rebound and miss his first jumper. Wall earned his first point of the season on a made free throw toward the end of the first, then drew a couple more fouls with some splendid drives and laid a pass off for a massive Bradley Beal dunk.

Barring a setback, Wall will soon join Beal to form Washington's young, wonderful starting backcourt of the future. For now, he'll work his way into game form in limited minutes off the bench, Washingtonians poring over his every move. Welcome back, Mr. Wall.

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