Tuesday turned out to be a very good day for the Washington Wizards. Not only were they able to beat the league-leading Golden State Warriors for the first time since 2014, but their All-Star point guard, John Wall, also had one of his best games as a professional.
The 26-year-old Kentucky product tied his career high with 19 assists to go along with 12 points, six rebounds, and two steals which pushed his season averages to 22.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, 10.7 assists, and 2.1 steals per game. More importantly for him and his team, they remain half-a-game ahead of the Toronto Raptors for the third seed in the Eastern Conference.
After their very slow start to the season, the Wizards have turned around their fortunes led by Wall and his backcourt partner, Bradley Beal. They have won 29 of their last 39 outings and are one of the hottest teams in the league today.
The D.C. faithful are hopeful they can build on the momentum they now have following their win against the Dubs. They are also hoping that Wall can continue having incredible games as they enter the last 20 games of the regular season. If they’ll be able to string a few more wins together, they’ll put themselves in the best position to make a lot of noise in the playoffs.