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

by March 26, 2013

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.”