John Wall (27/11) wins EPIC duel with Brandon Jennings (32/10)
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Brandon Jennings had the move of the night (scroll down), with another behind the back ball fake, and the game-high in points on Wednesday’s match-up with John Wall, but it was Wall & the Wizards that came up with the W.
The two young point guards both put up big numbers, which pleased their fantasy owners, but Jennings, who scored 16 points and had 3 assists in the first quarter, went cold in the 4th and only scored 2.
“I didn’t think the kid was going to miss,” Washington coach Randy Wittman said. “He carried them in that first half.
“Anybody can get hot at any time. You’ve just got to change up your defensive concepts and take the ball out of his hands,” Wall said.
Wall came up big down the stretch and put the Wizards up by 1 with a 10 floater at the 1:11 mark but missed a free throw with seconds left giving the Pistons a shot at a win but the vet Paul Pierce was able to tip out the long rebound to end Jennings and the Piston’s chances.
Washington is now 6-2 for the first time since the 75 season when Elvin Hayes and Wes Unseld were wearing the Bullets jerseys.