By Chris Lingebach

WASHINGTON — John Wall has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for December, the NBA announced Tuesday.

Wall has taken his play to another level as the Wizards have climbed back into relevancy, going 10-5 in the final month of 2016, including a 9-3 stretch which they brought into the new year. It was Washington’s first 10-win month since Dec. 2014.

Wall averaged a point-assist double-double in December, one of only three players to do so in that time (James Harden and Chris Paul were the others), in averaging 24.5 points and 10.7 assists per game.

Wall’s banner month thrice featured games in which he scored 30 points or more, including a career-high 52-point game against the Magic on Dec. 6, and he shot 49.1 percent from the field and 81.4 percent from the free throw line.

Wall led the conference in assists and steals per game (2.67), and ranked fifth in scoring.

This is an all-too-convenient excuse to show you some vicious Wall highlights.

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