In The Scrum With John Wall

Washington Wizards star guard John Wall has been on fire as of late. After scoring 37 points to lead the Wizards to a 104-85 over the Indiana Pacers, Wall talked about his confidence and some of the emotion he shows while he’s on the court. Wall believes “When you’re feeling good, you’re playing good”  and it showed tonight as he went 16-25 from the field.

 

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Post Game: Randy Wittman

I managed to catch Washington Wizards Head Coach Randy Wittman’s post game press conference after the team’s win over the Indiana Pacers. Coach Wittman talked about the teams game plan and aggressiveness against Paul George and David West. Specifically the defense on George, holding the first time All-Star to 0-8 from the field with only two points. The Wizards also honored members of the 1977-1978 Bullets, the lone championship team in Washington’s basketball history, at halftime. Wittman also believes his team ‘played with a chip on their shoulder’ because they did not want to let the former champions down.

 

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Wall Eastern Conference Player Of The Week

Washington Wizards guard John Wall has been named Eastern Conference player of the week for games played Monday, March 11 through Sunday, March 17. Other candidates for the award included Miami Heat teammates LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, as well as the Atlanta Hawks’ Al Horford.

This marks the first time Wall has received such an honor in his three years since being drafted number one overall in 2010. Wall is the Wizards first conference player of the week since Antawn Jamison won it in March 2008.

The team managed a 3-1 week with wins against coming against Phoenix, New Orleans, and Milwaukee. Wall himself said he was surprised he received the award over fellow nominees James and Wade, due to the fact that the Miami Heat are on a historical win streak and Washington lost to Cleveland without Kyrie Irving.

In January, Wall went from Reebok to Adidas ending his run with the company who signed him to an endorsement deal directly out of college. On March 7, 2013, with Wall in town to play the Nets, Adidas launched his first shoe, the ‘adiPure CrazyQuick’ in New York.

Wall seems to like his new shoes a great deal as he followed their release with arguably the best week of his professional career.

Over the week Wall averaged 24 points, 11 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals, with three double-doubles. He registered a season highs in assists and points, dishing out 14 dimes against the Cavaliers and scoring 29 points against the Hornets.

But what is most surprising about Wall’s play of late is his shooting percentage. The third year guard shot 61.7 percent from the field for the week, ranking sixth in the Eastern Conference. Prior to that, he was only converting 41.4 percent of his field goals, 2 of 18 from three point range.

Recently, Wall said he wants to start taking more three point shots from the corners and last week they began to fall. Wall made 4 of 5 three-point attempts as he continues to shoot from the perimeter with confidence.

The Wizards are 18-14 since Wall joined the lineup and seem to be a completely different team than the one which managed to lose 12 straight to start the season.

In The Scrum With John Wall

I caught up with Washington Wizards Point Guard John Wall following the 90-87 verses the Philadelphia 76ers. After struggling early, Wall came up big in the second half. With about two minutes left and the game on the line, rookie guard Bradley Beal went down with what looked to be a serious injury. It was at this moment where Wall took over the game, he hit two clutch free throws and a jumper in the closing seconds to seal the deal. Wall also held his own on the defensive end limiting first time All Star Jrue Holiday to only four made field goals on nineteen attempts.

 

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In The Scrum With Bradley Beal

I caught up with Washington Wizards rookie Bradley Beal after their 90-87 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Beal was a key contributor in the game but was not able to finish due to a sprained ankle late in the fourth quarter. The talented guard doesn’t think his injury is very serious and hopes not to miss much time. Beal finished with 14 points before being carried off the court by teammates.

 

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