Former Kentucky Wildcats John Wall and Darius Miller both set career high’s in scoring against some tough competition. Wall dropped 47 points in a 107-94 win against the Memphis Grizzlies. Replacing the injured Eric Gordon, Darius Miller made the start for the Hornets, and scored 16 points in a 110-86 win.
John Wall started the season on the bench with a knee injury. In the Wizards last game, he was sitting on the bench with 2 technical fouls. Wall posted the 3rd highest point total in the NBA this season, along with 8 assists and 7 rebounds. He shot 13 of 22 from the field, and made 19 of 24 from the free-throw line. Perhaps most notably, Wall is known mostly as abysmal at best from beyond the arc. Since returning from the knee injury on January 12th, Wall is shooting at a 50% clip from the 3.
Darius Miller aided the short-handed Hornets in snapping the Denver Nuggets 15-game winning streak, scoring 16 points and going 4 of 5 from 3-point range. Former Kentucky teammate of Miller, Anthony Davis was saddled with foul trouble for most of the game. Davis finished with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists.