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Geoff Burke/USA TODAY SportsThe return of John Wall has the Wizards playing more efficiently on both ends of the floor.
After missing the first 33 games with a knee injury, John Wall made his season debut Jan. 12 — and since then things have been much different for the Washington Wizards. They are 8-7 since Wall’s return – three more wins than they had without him (5-28) – including wins against the Hawks, Nuggets, Bulls, Clippers and most recently, the Knicks.
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Washington Wizards guard John Wall made an impressive play with a one-man fast break during the first quarter Wednesday night's game at the Verizon Center against the New York Knicks. Wall blocked Carmelo Anthony from behind on the defensive end and went coast-to-coast, breaking out a spin move in the lane before finishing with a layup. The play set the tone for the game...
I think its safe to say that John Wall is back in basketball shape and he has been pumping out highlight plays with more frequency. On this one he blocks the layup attempt by Carmelo Anthony grabs the lose ball and drives down court for an impressive spin move into finger role. More importantly though, the Wizards came out on top of the Knicks 106-96.
The Wizards have the league's best defensive efficiency rating with John Wall in their starting lineup.
John Wall had 21 points and nine assists, Trevor Ariza scored 20 points and the Washington Wizards broke the New York Knicks' five-game winning streak with a 106-96 victory on Wednesday night.
The Wizards also snapped New York's 10-game winning streak over them.
Wall, playing in front of his college coach, John Calipari, and Hall of Famer Magic Johnson, scored 10 points...
The Knicks scored 96 points against the Wizards on Wednesday night. The defensive effort that New York normally puts on display usually allows 96 points to be enough to come away with a win.But the game in Washington was different, as the Knicks failed to get stops throughout the game. The Wizards have the recently returned John Wall to thank for the victorious effort, as the floor...
Wizards John Wall’s return to the court has been understated this season, probably because the Wizards season overall has been uneventful. But during Knicks vs. Wizards on Wednesday night, John Wall showed why he’s a player you can’t afford to sleep on. Checkout this play where he blocks Carmelo Anthony from behind and goes coast to coast hits a spin on Jason Kidd for the lay...
Pre-Game News and Notes
Knicks vs. Wizards
The Knicks and Wizards will be facing off for the second time this season but will not have the same feel as the first time around. Both teams look a lot different on the court today than they did on November 30th when they faced off the first time and is not as lopsided of an affair as people think; the Wizards are not as bad a team as...
After missing the first thirty-three games of the 2013 regular season, Wizards guard John Wall is making up for lost time.Early on in the Wizards game tonight against the New York Knicks, Wall was able to reject a shot from Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony.After controlling the swat, John went coast-to-coast for an easy lay-up:
Post Game Recap
Final Score Knicks: 96 Wizards: 106
The Knicks just did not bring it enough Wednesday night in Washington, leading to a disappointing loss at the hands of the Wizards. This comes as a surprise to some people, but really shouldn’t as the Wizards improve to 8-7 with John Wall in the lineup; also seven of their 13 wins now have come against teams with records above...
Wizards John Wall has had quite the return to the court this season, but since the Wizards season overall is garbage he has gone somewhat unnoticed. But not today, during [...]
wizards 89 nets 74
2/08/2013 - Verizon Center, Washington, DC
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In what might have been the best home crowd all season, the Wizards got some well-deserved revenge on the Brooklyn Nets tonight in an 89-74 win that had as many Wizards highlights as Andray Blatche lowlights. John Wall was a well-oiled...
The Washington Wizards held the Brooklyn Nets without a field goal for nearly nine minutes during the first half, survived a second-half slump and held on for an 89-74 victory Friday night in their latest win over a team near the top of the standings.
Nene had 20 points and 11 rebounds, John Wall added 15 points and nine assists, and Martell Webster scored 16 points for the Wizards...
wizards 106 knicks 96
2/06/2013 - Verizon Center, Washington, DC
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The game tonight at MSG 2.0/Verizon Center/The Phone Booth was bittersweet for Wizard fans. Bitter because the home arena was taken over by the opposing team - AGAIN - and Knicks fans out-screamed Wizard fans for the majority of the...
John Wall has really improved the Wizards since returning from injury. The Nets experienced that grim fact firsthand on Friday night
The inconsistency of the Nets struck again on Friday night in a blowout loss to the Wizards in Washington D.C. Simply put, Brooklyn couldn't hit a shot and got down by 20 points by halftime, a deficit that the Nets were able to cut...