Wizards guard John Wall galloped by the entire Cleveland team on a fast break and with an incredible burst went up and slammed it home with his left hand. It was one of those plays that reminded you why Washington took Wall with the number one overall pick back in 2010.
That dunk was 2 of Wall's 21 points but he also dished out 13 assists, grabbed 7 rebounds and had 7 steals as the Wizards beat Cleveland 96-85 Wednesday night to extend the teams winning streak to a season-high five games.
Wall was spectacular against Cleveland, especially in the third quarter, when he scored 12 points, had 6 assists and 4 steals, helping the Wizards pull away.
"When he gets going up and down the floor like that, we're very effective" Wizards coach Randy Wittman said about Wall. "He's been solid through this winning streak."
Wall has had four straight double-doubles in points and assists and he's saving the best for last with just one game left in the season against Miami at Verizon Center tonight for the now 19-46 Wizards.
"It's just the fact that you are winning," Wall said. "You can tell, the whole group is having more fun."
Wall got off to a slow start this season and so did the team but with Wall's recent play he may be rounding into the form that have Wizards fans thinking the second-year pro could truly blossom into an all-star next season.
"Its just something to end the season with so you can remember how you ended next year," Wall said.