John Wall scores 37 points in win over Pacers

John Wall

On a night when the celebrated the 35th anniversary of the franchise’s only championship, played like someone who might someday carry on that legacy, scoring 37 points in a display of speed and flair Saturday to lead the to a 104-85 victory over the Pacers.

Wall made 16 of 25 shots, throwing his palms up after making an improbable 14-foot sideways runner and flexing his muscles to the on the first row after banking in a fast-break layup. He even blocked a layup attempt by Roy Hibbert, the 6-foot-4 point guard rising to swat the ball away from the 7-foot-2 Pacers center.

Wall also had five assists, four rebounds and two blocks for the lottery-bound Wizards, who have won nine straight at home and are 18-4 at the Verizon Center this season when he’s on the floor.

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