98

89

Recap

With his 31 point effort, John Wall secured back to back 30 point games for the first time in his career and the Wizards took down the Knicks at home, 98-89. The Wizards got the lead with 10 minutes to go in the third quarter and held it for the rest of the way, never letting the Knicks get closer than three in the fourth quarter. Four of the five Wizards starters finished in double figures led by Wall and Marcin Gortat's big time double-double of 16 points and 17 rebounds.

Key Moment

With 8:11 to go in the fourth quarter, a Carmelo Anthony jumper cut the Wizards lead to just three. Martell Webster responded by hitting back to back three pointers (sandwiching a Bargnani jumper) to push the lead to 7 and the Knicks would never get closer than six the rest of the way.

Player of the Game

Yawn, another night, another player of the game nod to John Wall. He was brilliant again in this one, going for 31 points on 10/18 shooting, including a 7/7 start. He was also a perfect 5/5 in the paint. He added in seven assists and a magnificent block on Iman Shumpert late in the game. It should also be noted that on almost any other night, Marcin Gortat would have been the player of the game for his incredible 16 point, 17 rebound effort.

Key Number

35. No Wizards starter played fewer than 35 minutes tonight as the starters scored 92 of the 98 points.

Unsung Hero

It wasn't that under the radar as he hit some huge threes late, but Martell Webster's 19 point effort went less noticed next to Gortat and Wall tonight. Webster had 19 points on 6/11 shooting including 5/10 from beyond the arc in his 40 minutes of work.

By: Jacob Raim



Field Goal %: 48.7%
3 Point %: 36.8%
Assists: 23
Rebounds: 45
Opponents Field Goal %: 43.9%


Points: John Wall - 31
Rebounds: Marcin Gortat - 17
Assists: John Wall - 7
Blocks: Marcin Gortat - 2
Steals: John Wall - 2