Dion Waiters scored 20 points, Alonzo Gee added 17 and the Cleveland Cavaliers held off a late run to beat the Washington Wizards 95-90 on Tuesday night.
John Wall has longed for the opportunity he received Sunday night, though likely not in the way he got it.
John Wall isn’t shooting well, he’s turning the ball over at an alarming rate, and his attitude isn’t quite the same.
When the Wizards took John Wall no. 1 overall in 2010, he was immediately embrace by the city at its basketball savior. A day later, then-Mayor Adrian Fenty even declared June 25 as ‘John Wall Day.’ Super agent David Falk smashed John Wall Thursday, and then later apologized. But was he right to ridicule the young point guard?
John Wall has clearly proved his worth to the Wizards in the month he’s been back from injury, but he still has to prove himself to the rest of the league if he’d like to be considered a premier point guard in the NBA. Ariza explained to Holden and Danny what Wall must to do break through to that next level.
When point guard John Wall blocked perennial All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony’s layup try and raced the length of the floor to give the Wizards a 16-5 lead over the Knicks last night, Verizon Center was as loud as it had been since last spring’s Stanley Cup playoffs.
By no means is it a tear, but considering they won just five games in the 33 they were without him this season, for the Wizards to go 8-7 since the return of John Wall says Washington is finally back on track. Head coach Randy Wittman joined the Junks Thursday breathing a sigh of relief.
When John Wall returned to the Wizards, Washington instantly became a team that could compete through the final buzzer, as opposed to a team that was accustomed to losing leads late. In his appearance on 106.7 The Fan Tuesday, Wall admitted if it wasn’t for injuries, the team could have been a playoff contender this year.
Isaiah Thomas made a floater with a second to play, capping a seesaw finish as the Sacramento Kings broke a four-game losing streak with a 96-94 win over the Washington Wizards on Monday night.
Bradley Beal missed a runner in the closing seconds and John Wall followed with a desperation shot that rimmed out for the Wizards to fall 95-94 to the Kings.