NBA recognizes Wall for stellar week of play

NBA recognizes Wall for stellar week of play
March 18, 2013, 2:30 pm
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The play of John Wall produced a 3-1 record for the Wizards, and it's also why he was named Eastern Conference player of the week for the first time in his three-year career.

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Wall, the first Wizards player to receive the honor since Antawn Jamison in 2008, averaged 24 points, 11 assists, 5.5 rebound and 2.5 steals as the Wizards now have a winning record at home (18-17). 

The Wizards are now 18-14 (.563) since Wall returned to the lineup on January 12 after missing the first 33 games of the season with a stress injury to his left knee. 

Shooting in the low 40s for the season, Wall improved to 61.7% shooting during this stretch as the Wizards posted wins vs. the Milwaukee Bucks, New Orleans Hornets and Phoenix Suns. 

Even in a 95-90 loss at the Cleveland Cavaliers, Wall shined. He had then-season highs of 27 points and 14 assists. A few nights later, he had 29 points. 

It isn't any surprise that as Wall plays better -- a career 24% three-point shooter, he was 4-for-5 from long range last week -- so does everyone else.

The Wizards play at the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday night to begin a four-game road trip (CSN, 7 p.m. ET).

“He’s getting better and better. And his jumper is coming along for sure," said rookie shooting guard Bradley Beal. "He’s even hitting threes, too. So he’s put it all together. He’s going to be very hard to stop soon. He’s just terrific."