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5 must-see moments from Wizards' big win over the Houston Rockets, including John Wall's amazing pass

5 must-see moments from Wizards' big win over the Houston Rockets, including John Wall's amazing pass

Here are the five best plays or moments from the Washington Wizards' 121-103 win over the Houston Rockets on Friday night...

1. This version of must-see moments begins with the highlight of the night, a poster slam by Tomas Satoransky. He gained speed on the way to the rim and made Zhou Qi regret challenging the shot.

Satoransky threw down the best dunk of his NBA career so far:

Here's a few more angles. Pay attention to Marcin Gortat's reaction on the bench:

 

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2. John Wall (17 points) only had four assists but he made the most of them. This dime went through his legs on the fastbreak. It was amazing:

Speaking of Wall, it was 'Wall with the Shades' night at Capital One Arena. There were some great moments that came out of that including Markieff Morris warming up in them pregame:

And there was the NBC Sports Washington broadcast crew wearing the glasses. Phil Chenier was hilarious:

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3. Here's another one of Wall's assists, a beautiful bounce pass to Kelly Oubre, Jr. for a fastbreak dunk. This pass was significantly harder to pull off than it looked:

4. Bradley Beal had a solid night with 21 points, including this dunk:

5. This is one of the worst gambling beats you will see in the NBA. The over/under for this game was 223.5, yet Brionte Weber stole the ball and nailed a three at the buzzer beater to push the total score to 224. That's brutal.

 

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5 must-see moments from Wizards' tough loss to Bucks including John Wall's circus shot

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5 must-see moments from Wizards' tough loss to Bucks including John Wall's circus shot

Here are the five best plays or moments from the Wizards' 104-95 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday afternoon...

1. John Wall came out swinging in the first half with 22 points, 16 of them in the first quarter alone. 

This was one of his best plays. Wall split two defenders and then flipped it in off the glass:

Wall finished with 27 points, nine assists, four rebounds, three steals and two blocks. 

2. Kelly Oubre, Jr. led the Wizards' bench with 19 points, five rebounds and a block. He missed on this play, but nearly dunked on Giannis Antetokounmpo. That would have been something:

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3. Oubre did get this one to go down. He popped a three at the buzzer to end the third quarter:

4. Wall had some nice passes including this alley-oop lob to Tomas Satoransky. Sato got way up there:

Satoransky also threw down this alley-oop pass earlier thrown by Bradley Beal:

5. This last play was by the Bucks and it was not something you see every day. Antetokounmpo fired an assist through his legs like a longsnapper:

The Wizards lost a close one. Now they head to Charlotte to begin a five-game road trip.

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On MLK Day, John Wall wonders what King would think about race relations under President Trump

On MLK Day, John Wall wonders what King would think about race relations under President Trump

John Wall spoke at length over the summer about race relations in the United States following the violence in Charlottesville in August orchestrated by white supremacists.

Following the Wizards' game against the Bucks on Martin Luther King, Jr. day on Monday, Wall was asked about the subject again.

Wall does not believe improvements have made in the last few months with President Donald Trump in office and he wonders how King would react if he were alive to see the current state of America.

"I think he still wouldn't be satisfied. We're still dealing with it. I think it got better for a little period of time, but with the new president we have I think things are going backwards. We've been dealing with it the last couple of years. There are some things we still need to figure out," Wall said.

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The Wizards play on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day every year and Wizards players cherish the tradition. It is not lost on Wall that he plays in Washington, D.C. where King made his famous 'I Have A Dream' speech and led the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963.

“That’s just an honor and a blessing," Wall said.

"We are all still sticking to what he had with this dream, and we are just trying to get everything to be right with it. To be able to play in this city is an honor."

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Wall says he tries to embody King's dream in his own life. King helped lead the civil rights movement that paved the way for equal rights and Wall, an African-American, has much to thank for those who fought. Every American does.

Wall says he wants to make King proud.

“I just hope that he appreciates what I’m doing. I’m doing myself very well. I hope he’s thankful for what I’m doing. I’m striving to be a better African-American athlete, and just as a person first of all – I think that’s the most important thing," he said.

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