John Wall wouldn’t let his team lose tonight. He made sure the fans knew just that down the stretch tonight against the New Orleans Pelicans.
After the Pelicans took a 91-90 lead on a Tyreke Evans three-pointer with just under six minutes remaining, here’s what the All-Star did after that: assist on a Markieff Morris alley-oop dunk (92-91 Wizards lead), a jumper over fellow University of Kentucky star Anthony Davis (94-91), a steal leading to his layup (98-91), an assist on a Bradley Beal layup (100-91), another jump shot over Davis (102-91) and, finally, a steal of Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday, in which he called a timeout while on the floor after gaining possession of the basketball. After almost all of those possessions, especially after the timeout he called, he made a motion to the fans, almost proclaiming that he was protecting his house, the abode that’s become one of the hardest to win in in the NBA.
Not a bad way to finish a game, huh?
While the Wizards finished the game on a 15-0 run, defeating the Pelicans 105-91 to win its 10th in its last 11 games, what’s not finished, for now, is the remarkable home winning streak for Washington, which now sits at 17. Oh, and guess who’s coming to town for a national television game on Monday? Only LeBron James and the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers.
Who says Mondays are dreadful? Not this coming Monday, that’s for sure. Above is the locker room reaction from Wall, as well as fellow backcourt mate Bradley Beal, after the Wizards’ win tonight over New Orleans. Stay tuned to ALOST for postgame coverage of Monday’s showdown with the Cavaliers.