The Washington Wizards dominate the OKC Thunder Monday night at Verizon Center as John Wall grabs his eighth straight double-double.
Washington Wizards‘ John Wall, who is dealing with a sprained left ankle he suffered in Friday’s victory, collected his 34th double-double of the season as the Wizards rout the Oklahoma City Thunder 120-98.
On the other hand, the OKC Thunder played like a team still recovering from Saturday night’s much-anticipated matchup against the Golden State Warriors in Kevin Durant‘s return to Oklahoma City. The 28-year-old Russell Westbrook played just 24 minutes was just three points away from tying his season-low with 17 points, four assists, and a season-worst four rebounds.
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Wizards’ forward Markieff Morris led all scorers with 23 points, six rebounds, and a perfect 3-for-3 from beyond the arc. After a January where Morris averaged 17.3 points and 8.6 rebounds, the former Kansas Jayhawk has opened the month of February averaging 18.8 points in five games.
Bradley Beal added 22 points in 23 minutes of play as he shot a season-best 88 percent from the field (7-of-8) and 86 percent (6-of-7)from three-point range.
Earlier on Monday, ESPN Stats & Information presented a graphic that included Wall’s career head-to-head record against notable point guards. According to ESPN stats, Wall is just 1-9 all-time against Warriors’ Stephen Curry and Thunder’s Westbrook. Wall also picked up his second win all-time against Chris Paul earlier this season to improve his head-to-head record with the Clippers’ All-Star to 2-9.
On Monday, Wall’s losing ways against the NBA’s top point guards was nothing but a number as the All-Star point guard added his second career win against Westbrook.
Wall also dazzled the sellout crowd at Verizon Center with quite possibly the pass of the year. Check out the jaw-dropping slo-mo of Wall’s between the legs pass.
The Wizards immediately returned to their winning ways following their epic overtime loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers last week as the team currently rides a three-game winning streak. The Wizards continue to play their way to a playoff berth, winning 14 of their last 16 games.
Next, the Wizards visit the Indiana Pacers Thurs, Feb 16 at 7:00 p.m. ET before the team enters the NBA All-Star break.