The Washington Wizards picked up a healthy win against the Miami Heat at the AmericanAirlines Arena on Monday night with John Wall once again producing some sorcery on the court.
The Wizards won 102-93 against the Heat, with Wall finishing with a stat line of 27 points, four rebounds, and six assists. His teammate, Bradley Beal, also had a good night, as he finished with 26 points, seven rebounds, and one assist. Combined, the two only missed two shots out of 22 from the free throw line.
The point guard was fantastic throughout the game to help his team move to a 9-5 record on the season, especially on one certain play during the first half of the game, although it didn't quite have the ending he would have desired.
In the first half, Wall pulled off a nutmeg at the expense of Heat center Hassan Whiteside. He broke up Miami's offense with a steal and then went on a fastbreak down the other end. Between him and clearance towards the basket though was Whiteside.
To get past the center, the point guard nutmegged the ball through his legs in order to keep the breakaway alive. Retaining possession of the ball after the silky piece of skill, Wall was on his way to the basket, but he missed his lay-up off the glass. However, Otto Porter Jr. was there to pick up the pieces and he dunked the ball in.
Rather than taking appreciating his nutmeg and his fast breakaway, most NBA fans noted how Wall missed the easiest part of the play, the lay-up.
You can't please everyone, Wall.
Wizards fans though will be pleased with their point guard and the rest of their team for their efforts on Wednesday night and throughout the season so far, as the team currently sits in third in the Eastern Conference.
The team is currently on a four-game win streak and they'll look to continue that when they play against the Heat again this Friday night, this time at the Capital One Arena in Washington.