John Wall Explodes for 47 Points as Wizards Win 6th Straight at Home

By Ryan Heckman


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The Washington Wizards are streaking, people. In an unbelievable turn of events, the Wizards have managed to win six straight home games. No, you are not being “catfished,” this is indeed reality.

Fueled by a career night from point guard John Wall, Washington managed to put away one of the tougher teams in the Western Conference Monday night, the Memphis Grizzlies. Wall ended the night with 47 points, eight assists, and seven rebounds while playing a lengthy 45 minutes in the game.

Shooting 13 of 22 from the field and a career-high 19 free throws made out of 24 attempts, Wall was in the zone offensively. In fact, he’s in been the zone all month long. In the month of March, Wall is shooting a red hot 52% from the field. He has been the one to guide this Wizards team to one of the few highlights of their season so far in accomplishing a current six game home-winning streak.

Wall has put up nearly 20 points, exactly eight assists, four and a half rebounds and two steals per game this month. He is undoubtedly the reason for their recent success.

While Washington is far from the playoff picture, they like many teams towards the bottom, are trying to figure out just how good they can be with a healthy team and maybe a few more pieces added to the puzzle. That’s the incredible part about tonight.

The Wizards won despite playing without breakout rookie Bradley Beal, center Nene and forward Martell Webster who is enjoying a career year. With a healthy squad and their star point guard playing consistently excellent basketball, the Wizards may be in line to surprise a few folks next season.

Ryan Heckman is a Minnesota Timberwolves writer and NBA contributor for Follow him on Twitter, “Like” him on Facebook, or add him to your network on Google

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