Wall doesn’t disappoint

3 Nov

John Wall danced “The Dougie” when he was introduced with the Washington Wizards starting lineup, and that was just the warmup act on an eventful night in which he outshined Evan Turner in the first matchup of the top two picks in this year’s draft.

No. 1 Wall was all over the place in his home debut — he had 29 points, 13 assists, nine steals (tying a franchise record), eight turnovers and five fouls in 45 minutes on a sprained right ankle as the Wizards beat No. 2 Turner and the Philadelphia 76ers 116-115 in overtime last night.

“He’s got an unbelievable will to win,” Washington Coach Flip Saunders said. “He got into some trouble tonight at times, but he fought through it and was able to make some big plays at the end.”

Wall increased his season assist total to 31 — and one of them set up a wild shot that sent the game into overtime. With 3.1 seconds remaining, Wall inbounded the ball to Cartier Martin, who nailed a 3-pointer at the top of the key to tie the game with 0.3 left on the clock.
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