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Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 9:20 am  |  34 responses

John Wall Explodes for Career-High 47 Points vs Grizzlies (VIDEO)

Wall leads Washington to its sixth straight W at home.

The Memphis Grizzlies lost 107-94 to the Washington Wizards last night, thanks mostly to the work done by John Wall. In his quest for a max contract, Wall erupted for a career-high 47 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished out 8 assists. Per the WaPo: “As John Wall stepped to the free-throw line late in the fourth quarter of Monday’s game against Memphis, his new career high and the Wizards’ sixth straight home win in hand, faint chants of ‘M-V-P’ arose within the Verizon Center. When asked about it later, the third-year guard shrugged off the praise. ‘Nah, I’m not no MVP, man,’ Wall said with a grin. ‘I’m just glad to finally be able to play good, be healthy, help change things around. Like I said, if this team’s healthy from start to finish, we’d easily be a playoff team. That’s how we feel.’ [...] After recording a career-high 47 points in Washington’s 107-94 win against playoff-bound Memphis, Wall is now averaging 25 points and 9.3 assists during his past nine games. The Wizards have gone 6-3 during that stint and are now 21-16 since Wall’s return from a leg injury. ‘I believe in my ability,’ Wall said. ‘I’m very confident and I think whenever you’re in your zone or you’re in a great rhythm like I’ve been in the last couple months, you don’t feel nobody can guard you no matter who it is.’ Wall’s 47 points against a strong defensive team like Memphis puts him on a short list with Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry. They’re the only two players to score more points than Wall in a game this season, with 54 and 52, respectively.”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    David faulk, tell me how @ss tastes!

  • K_HOLIDAY

    John Wall just sent a message to management. It said “MAX ME!”

  • AjFromTheDMV

    Am I the only one who feels bad for D. Falk, he must feel like a total A-hole.

  • D_Nuggets

    J.W. must have thought: “They’re calling us a circus, so let’s tame us some Grizzlies”

  • Dagger

    Clearly doesn’t deserve a max contract . . . right guys? Somehow Wall has gone from overrated to wildly underrated.

  • Perry the PlatyPteranodon

    He looks far more comfortable with his jumpshot, and his season averages are right around his usual ones, despite playing 5 less minutes. I don’t think 18 and 9 at around 45-46% should be unexpected from him next year. Definitely a max contract player, imo.

  • LP

    this looks scary…..we don’t need this guy terrorizing the league, averaging 25 and 8…something must be done…

  • http://www.facebook.com/devin.williams1 Devin Williams

    He tryna prove he’s a max guy, but I hope he dont get that contract and stop tryin

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    see NBK I told you he wasn’t a max guy

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    What do you think LeroyShonuff? Has Wall been a max player the last 9 games?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Lol touché

  • speedy

    I hope he stays healthy. I would like to eat my words, that he isn’t a max guy, if he plays basketball like this.

  • Yknoy

    The Wiz should give him a max deal, but structure it like every year is a contract year ijs.

  • playa

    Now that is playing like a surefire MAX player John !!

  • The Fury

    If he consistenly pull out numbers like this, THEN he’s considered a Max player. Teams will be trying to shut him down because of this, especially those playoff teams that are trying to improve their record for homecourt advantage, let’s just see how he responds.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000166716900 Anthony Darnello Taylor Jr.

    “You aint gone get it, I bet you don’t get it , I hope he don’t get it.”-DeDe from Next Friday lol had me dying but I actially hope he gets paid and performs I think they shoild do another year and see how he holds up.

  • LakeShow

    He was an A-Hole.
    So he should feel like one. No I don’t feel bad. I feel good.
    Nothing better than shutting someone up with your play.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Junior-Taylor/100003121138419 Junior Taylor

    If Wall finds a way to consistently hit jumpshots (like he did last night), it’s sayonara for the rest of the League. He automatically becomes a Top-3 PG if he does that.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i feel bad for anyone who thinks David Falk’s opinion on a basketball player matters.

  • playa

    100% agree with that, he plays it seems 2 gears upper than the rest, westbrook like athletism but definately purer playmaker

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    I feel bad for anyone working at the DMV.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    I feel worse for the people that are there and not getting paid

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    AJ may be the most compassionate person in DMV employer history.

  • Whoareyou

    Ever since he’s returned you’ve seen the comfort and confidence back in his game. He hasn’t looked this “in-control” since his Kentucky days.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    nobody plays like THIS regularly. IF you had been paying any attention to John Wall over the last month this wouldn’t be a very big deal.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    now i’m officially lost.

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    You know… Aj…FromThe DMV…who’s the only one that feels sorry for David Falk.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    but how do we know he’s the employer, and not the employee?

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    Pardon my half illiterate self, I will make the edit. Meant employee.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    lol, i figured, but i couldn’t resist.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Which current guys, besides the ones you work with, do you enjoy watching?

    A guy that I really like is [John] Wall from Washington. Yeah. That’s becoming one of my guys. One of my kids. He tweeted me and asked for my number and I called him and we’ve been tight ever since. He’s a kid where I like him because he called me to ask me how to get better at playing defense and how to become a good point guard.

    - Gary Payton, http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/54707/qa-gary-payton-on-coaching-playing-against-john-stockton-and-the-art-of-talking-trash

  • shockexchange

    John Wall, the Shock Exchange would like to go on record and apology for all of the dastardly, downright blasphemous things he’s said in the past about you. Please don’t give the Shock Exchange “fiddy … not “fifty” but fiddy, and knock his ____ out at the same ____ time.

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    My wife warned me to stop commenting while driving the schoolbus, “that’s how mistakes are made” she said.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.callihan1 Chris Callihan

    Agreed. Would say the same about rondo, but I don’t think he’s ever gonna develop it. His hands just too damn big lol.

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