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John Wall is back in the starting lineup for the Washington Wizards.
Coach Randy Wittman said Wall would start for the first time this season Friday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Wall had been coming off the bench since making his season debut Jan. 12. He missed the first 33 games while recovering from a stress injury to his left knee cap.
Wittman said Wall will continue to play limited minutes. Wall had been averaging 24 minutes, topping out at 31 against the Los Angeles Clippers on Jan. 19.
The Wizards won four of their first seven after Wall's return, with the former No. 1 overall draft pick averaging 14 points and 6.9 assists. They were 5-28 without him.
BEST OF MAXIM
John Wall made his first start of the season in a win Friday over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Wall played well, making 6-of-10 shots and 2-of-3 free throws for 14 points. The Wizards point guard added a rebound, five assists and two blocks.
Despite starting, Wall played few minutes -- just 21 -- than his last five games. In those games, he averaged 27.2 minutes (14.4 points...
The Washington Wizards have found some stability since John Wall returned from injury.
Getting Ricky Rubio back hasn't had that effect for the injury-plagued Minnesota Timberwolves.
Back from their western swing, Wall and the Wizards will try to extend their season-high home winning streak to four on Friday night when the Timberwolves try to get on track with the first of two...
John Wall had 14 points and five assists in his first start of the season, and the no-longer-last Washington Wizards finally hit double digits in wins Friday night with a 114-101 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Wall, who came off the bench for the first seven games after his return from a knee injury, had assists on the Wizards' first two baskets in a game in which...
1. They’ve won five straight at home!
2. The last four home wins all came by double-digits.
3. They’ve won seven of their last 10 overall!
4. Six of those seven wins came after John Wall’s return.
5. Wall is playing at a high level, especially compared to his first two years. Just look at his per 36 stats, where he’s averaging 20 points and 10 assists, way up over career...
WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards have been called many names this season. Following their latest victory, one moniker no longer applies: last place. John Wall had 14 points in his first start of the season and the Wizards moved out the NBA's basement with a 114-101 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Jordan Crawford paced six double-figure scorers with...
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1/26/2013 - Verizon Center, Washington, DC
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Earlier this week, Wizards Extreme teamed up with the John Flesta (@jflesta) of Timberpups.com to preview tonight's matchup between the Wiz and the Wolves. The post is in Q&A format, with the answers to three questions pertaining to both of our respective squads. John provided some good insight on the state of the Timberwolves and I did the same for our Wizards. Here is a...
WASHINGTON -- Emeka Okafor tallied 15 points and 16 rebounds, and John Wall also had 15 points as the Washington Wizards won their fifth straight home game with an 86-73 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night. Nene's 16 points led the Wizards (11-31), who took control with a 34-11 run overlapping halftime. Washington has won 7 of 10 games after starting the season...
WASHINGTON -- Earlier this season when they endured nightly jabs on and off the court, the Wizards might have been content simply running with the Bulls. Now with its full contingent in place, Washington is delivering the gory knockout blows. Emeka Okafor tallied 15 points and 16 rebounds, and John Wall also had 15 points as the Wizards won their fifth straight home game with an...
Emeka Okafor had 15 points and 16 rebounds, helping the surging Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls, 86-73, on Saturday night.
John Wall and Nene each scored 16 points for Washington, which has won consecutive games for the second time this season. The Wizards have won five straight at home for the first time in five years and seven of 10 overall.
It's a marked improvement...
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As successful as their recent homestand was, the Chicago Bulls have been even better lately on the road.
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The Bulls will seek a sixth consecutive road victory and their season...