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.”