The first selection of the 2010 NBA draft, John Wall has been the pivotal piece for the Washington Wizards since his debu. In his rookie year, he averaged 16 points, 4.6 rebounds, 8.3 assists and 1.8 steals per game and subsequently made it to the All-Rookie First Team.
Wall is one of the quickest players in the NBA today and is known for his ability to go coast-to-coast with lightning-quick speed. The 5-time All-Star is currently in his 9th season in the NBA and made it to the post-season four times in his career. He is also an excellent passer and is a reliable threat with his pick and roll. In this article, let us take a look at five of his highest-scoring games in the NBA, including the regular season and the playoffs.
#5 41 vs Golden State Warriors, February 3, 2016
Stat line: 41 points, 3 rebounds, 10 assists and 2 steals on 68.0 % shooting
The Golden State Warriors (45-4) got off to an insane start and were on a seven-game winning streak when they visited the then Verizon Center for a regular-season matchup against the Washington Wizards.
Stephen Curry showed his attacking skills and went for 25 points in the first quarter and almost outscored the entire Wizards team. The Wizards needed everything they could get from Wall and he scored 13 points in the second quarter and the Wizards were down by 14 points at the halftime.
In the final quarter, Wall had 14 points to end up with 41 points but did not get enough support from the teammates. Apart from Wall, no other starter scored in double-digits and the Wizards fell 121-134. For the Warriors, Curry was the engine and scored 51 points. Wall's double-double night ended in a loss and the Wizards fell to 21-27.