Stat Line of the Night — 3/24/2013 — Jeff Withey
Stat Line of the Night — 3/25/2013 — John Wall
During Saturday’s game against the Golden State Warriors, the Washington Wizards’ John Wall was ejected from the game after picking up his second technical foul following a skirmish with Klay Thompson. He would play only 24 minutes that game and the Wizards would go on to lose by a score of 101-92, but that sequence of events seemed to light a fire under the third-year point guard heading into his team’s Monday night match-up with the Memphis Grizzlies.
On this night, Wall would last the entire game, and the former Kentucky Wildcat carried the pace throughout most of it, scoring a career-high 47 points on 13-of-22 shooting from the field. Wall would also hit 19 of his 24 free throw attempts, and he chipped in eight assists, seven rebounds, one steal and one block as well, leading the Wizards to the 107-94 victory at home.
With the win, the Wizards are on pace to put together their best record since drafting John Wall with the first-overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. If Wall can continue to help his team improve, it may not be long before he brings the Wizards back to the playoffs for the first time since 2008. But for now, his 47 points earn him “The Stat Line of the Night” for Monday, March 25, 2013.