John Wall shines in Wizards win over BucksPosted by Inside Hoops
Washington Wizards point guard John Wall and coach Randy Wittman got in each other’s faces. Then, after Wittman momentarily walked away, they got in each other’s faces again.
Whatever was said during that third-quarter timeout Wednesday night worked.
Wall had 23 points and 10 assists, and the Wizards beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-93.
The exchange came as Washington was blowing a 20-point, second-half lead, but Wall rallied with eight fourth-quarter points to hold off the Bucks.
“Oh, that’s coaching. C’mon,” Wittman said emphatically. “I love that.”
Wall said the dispute centered around how the Wizards defended Ersan Ilyasova who finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds.
“Just us being both competitive and being on different pages,” Wall said. “But we talked about it, and we did a great job in the fourth quarter of keeping Ilyasova from getting hot.”
As Martell Webster said of Wall, “He is a competitor, and he feels like he has to be Superman.”-
- Reported by the Associated Press