John Wall Drops 35 Points on the Cavs (VIDEO)

by December 02, 2015

John Wall backed up his own words Tuesday night, submitting his best performance of the young season in a 97-85 road win against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The All-Star PG’s 35 points and ten assists helped the Washington Wizards bring an end to their four-game losing streak.

LeBron James finished with 24 points and thirteen boards in the Cavs’ first home loss in 2015-16.

Per the Akron Beacon Journal:

The Cavs lost this game because the Wizards went small and played fast and they simply couldn’t keep up. John Wall scored a season-high 35 points, the first Wizards player to eclipse 30 points this season. (David) Blatt rolled a number of different players at Wall, but it made little difference.

 

“We didn’t do a very good job with him regardless of who was guarding him, let’s be honest,” Blatt said. “The guy had a great game, played extremely well. Give him credit. Gotta do that. He played a great basketball game. We never seemed to get our hands around him, regardless of who we were playing on him or how we were playing.”

 

It has been a miserable start to the season for Wall, who began the night shooting 39 percent from the floor and 29 percent from 3. He made 14 of 24 shots Tuesday, including 3 of 5 3-pointers. […] “I read everything, I hear everything that people say, because I like it,” he said. “You’ve got to take the criticism if you’re going to take the praise.”