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John Wall reaches 5,000 career assists

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Washington Wizards point guard John Wall reached a new personal milestone Tuesday when he dished out his 5,000th career assist in the NBA during a 113-101 win over the depleted Boston Celtics team at home.

Wall stuffed the stat sheet against Boston, finishing with a splendid stat line of 21 points, eight assists, five rebounds, three steals, and two blocks to help Washington arrest a painful four-game skid. Moreover, by securing his 5,000th assist, Wall now joins an elite club of players in NBA history with at least 5,000 assists and 10,000 points before turning 27 years old, per Hoop District.

#Wizards’ @JohnWall is the 5th player in #NBA history to record 10,000 points and 5,000 assists in the regular season by age 27 or younger. He joins Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas, Stephon Marbury, and Chris Paul.

John Wall could have reached that milestone earlier had it not for him missing a ton of games this season due to knee and shoulder issues. On the season, Wall is averaging 19.2 points, 9.5 assists, 3.6 rebounds, 1.4 steals, and 1.1 blocks per game.

Assuming he will not be rested by the Wizards this Wednesday in Orlando, Wall will have a chance to add more to his points and assists totals opposite the tanking Orlando Magic squad.