John Wall breaks down during emotional post-game interview, dedicates double OT victory to a 6-year old cancer victim
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The Wizards and Celtics Double OT game was a hell of a game which was won by a heroic performance by John Wall who had 26 points, 17 assists and 7 rebounds. But during a very emotional post-game interview, Wall explained why the game was a must-win and the inspiration for his performance.
“This game was really meant for her,” said Wall about Miyah Telemaque-Nelson, a 6 year old cancer patient he met earlier in the year who passed away Monday morning. “It would’ve been an even tougher day to lose it. I just went into a mode where I didn’t want to lose this game.”
— Casey Phillips (@caseyreporting) December 9, 2014
CAREER HIGH 17 ASSISTS
The 17 assists by Wall is a new career-high and with that career-high he became the first player in Wizards history with at least 12 assists in 5 straight games.