On Tuesday, John Wall scored a career-high 52 points, including 33 in the 2nd half of a 124-116 loss to the Orlando Magic. The 52 was the first 50 point performance by a Wizard since Gilbert Arenas scored 51 against the Jazz on January 15th of 2007.
Wall also had eight assists but wasn’t dishing out many compliments to his teammates after the game.
“Not even defensive effort, just playing hard,” Said Wall after the game. “Our job is to wake up and just play hard.
“Before you made it to the NBA or got a college scholarship, you played hard every day to get where you wanted to be,” he said. “To still be talking about playing hard, that’s something that you should be able to do after just waking up.”
The rest of the Wizards’ starters were just 16 of 43 from the field and the bench was outscored by the Magic’s bench 73-23. The 124 points was a season-high for the Magic and the most points the Wizards have given up this year.
“Everybody has a job and they have to go work hard. Our job is to come here and play hard and compete. That’s the easiest thing that you should do without any contracts or money: just come out and play basketball.”
Speaking of contracts, let me know when the John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins reunion happens.