John Wall's Road to the All-Star Game
John Wall gets first All-Star nod
Ever since the Washington Wizards selected John Wall No. 1 overall in the 2010 draft, fans have waited for potential to match production. This season Wall is averaging almost 20 points, 8 assists and 4 rebounds per game while likely leading the Wizards back to the playoffs for the first time since 2007-08. See how Wall got here.
Nov. 6, 2013: 116-102 win at Philadelphia 76ers
Wall had a game-high 24 points, making a season high 5 of 8 three-pointers, to get the Wizards their first win of the season after starting 0-2. He also had nine assists, three rebounds, one blocked shot.
Nov. 19, 2013: 104-100 win vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Again, Wall struggles with his shot going 5-for-17 for 14 points, but he played a superior floor game as he tied his career high with 16 assists against just one turnover.
Nov. 22, 2013: 96-88 loss at Toronto Raptors
Wall had his best shooting game of the season, making 15 of 21 field goals, including both three-point attempts, for a season-high 37 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds and 3 steals.
Nov. 23, 98-89 win vs. New York Knicks
For the first time in his career, Wall posted back-to-back games of 30 or more points. He had 31 on 10-for-18 shooting, seven assist and four rebounds.
Nov. 26, 116-111 win vs. Lakers
Wall has his third consecutive game of 30 or more points, finishing with 31, nine assists, six rebounds and three steals. He scored 11 points in the final 4:40.
Dec. 30, 106-99 win at Detroit Pistons
Wall returned to where they lost the season-opener to put up 29 points and seven assists as the Wizards ended 2013 at .500 and defeated the Pistons for the second game in a row.
Jan. 15, 114-97 win vs. Miami Heat
Wall sparked his team to a 43-point first quarter in what he called a "signature" victory with 25 points, making 3 of 6 three-pointers, 9 assists and 5 rebounds
Jan. 22, 113-111 OT loss vs. Boston Celtics
Wall had the second triple-double of career with 28 points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds, but it was the maturity he showed in accepting the blame and criticism from his coach and teammates for taking 29 shots.
Jan. 24, 101-95 win at Phoenix Suns
Wall had 18 points, made 2 of 3 on three-pointers, had 12 assists and only 2 turnovers, but it was his second-half defense on Goran Dragic that sparked the comeback to defeat one of the NBA's hottest teams.
Jan. 28, 88-85 win at Golden State Warriors
Wall only had 15 points on 6 for 19 shooting, but he forced two turnovers late in the fourth quarter, held Stephen Curry to 8-for-23 shooting and hit the game-winning shot from the three-point arc.