The Week That Almost Was For John Wall


Dec 5, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) dunks the ball as Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov (25) looks on in the second quarter at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

John Wall is truly having a special season for the Washington Wizards thus far.

The All-Star point guard leads the team in points per game with 17.6, is third in the entire NBA in assists with 10 per game, and is second in the league in steals per game with 2.2.

And last week, as the Wizards won three of their four games (Did they really lose to Boston or was that a dream?), Wall came close to having two triple-doubles in back-to-back games.

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In Friday night’s 119-89 home win over the Denver Nuggets, Wall put up ridiculous numbers: Nine points, 12 assists and eight rebounds. And all that came in just 28 minutes of play – Wall didn’t play in the fourth quarter.

In Sunday’s 101-93 loss at Boston, Wall was just two rebounds shy of a triple-double – he had 17 points, 14 assists and eight rebounds.

And while Wall came close to having two triple-doubles, his numbers overall were outstanding. Aside from the Denver win – the only game last week where Wall didn’t post a double-double – he served as the focal point in each game for Washington.

In last Monday’s 107-86 win over Miami, Wall scored 18 points and dished out 13 assists. Then, on Wednesday against the Lakers, Wall had 18 points and 15 assists.

For the week, the Wallstar averaged 15.5 points and 13.5 assists per game.

Wall and the Wizards get right back in action later tonight in the second game of a home-and-home with the Boston Celtics. While Washington will without a doubt be looking to avenge yesterday’s loss against a far inferior opponent, Wizards fans will be looking to see if Wall can break through and finally get his first triple-double of the season against Rajon Rondo.

Tip-off for Monday’s game is set for 7 p.m.