Teammates could see that John Wall was driven not just to beat the Celtics, but also to win for Miyah Telemaque-Nelson, a 6-year-old cancer victim, and her family.
Coach Randy Wittman admits his team got a bit 'complacent' after building a big lead, but commends they're resilience.
John Wall lost a dear friend -- 6-year-old fan Miyah Telemaque-Nelson -- to cancer today. After dedicating a double-overtime victory to her, he struggled to contain his grief.
The Wizards overcame seven-point deficits in both overtime periods as John Wall had 26 points and a career-high 17 assists to beat the Boston Celtics 133-132.
The fans at the Verizon Center applaud Paul Pierce for moving up in the history books.