John Wall scores double-double to help carry Washington to upset win over Nuggets, 112-108

John Wall - photo from NBA.com
John Wall – photo from .com

Wall had his second consecutive double-double with 14 points and 14 assists in 26 minutes and scored eight points in the fourth quarter, when his team was sorely needing some offense. Then, with his team clinging to a two-point lead in the final seconds, Wall snuck behind teammate Martell Webster to block Lawson’s tying layup attempt.

“John is very athletic, but he jumped over me to block that shot,” Webster said. “That’s amazing.”

Wall recovered the loose ball, got fouled, then pumped his fist before drawing a foul and clinching the win with two free throws. Two nights before in Sacramento, Wall missed two free throws and a potential game-winning jumper as the Wizards’ opened the trip with a 95-94 loss to the Kings.

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