Wall Earns Seventh Career POW Honor, Leads Wizards to 4-0 Record
WASHINGTON, D.C. –
The NBA announced today that Wizards guard John Wall has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, March 6 through Sunday, March 12. The four-time All-Star averaged 29.8 points (third in NBA), a league-leading 11.3 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals while shooting .571 from the field to lead Washington to four road victories in five nights in four different cities.
Wall recorded three double-doubles during the week, starting with a 25-point, 14-assist effort at Phoenix on March 7. He followed with 30 points and 10 assists at Denver on March 8 and then recorded 25 points and 12 rebounds at Sacramento on March 10. Wall finished his week with 39 points and nine assists at Portland on March 11.
With the four wins this week, Washington (41-24) became the first team in NBA history to be 15 games over .500 after starting a season 2-8 or worse. The Wizards have posted an NBA-best 25-8 overall record since January 1 and an NBA-best 12-3 road record since January 7.
The Wizards rallied from double-digit deficits in the Phoenix, Sacramento and Portland games. The 21-point rally at Portland was the team’s largest comeback of the season. It was the first time since the 1991-92 season that Washington won back-to-back road overtime games (Sacramento, Portland). The Wizards have now swept five straight back-to-back sets, tying the longest streak for a team this season in the NBA.
On the season, Wall is averaging a career-high 23.1 points, 10.8 assists (second in the NBA), 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 steals (second in the NBA) and has posted 43 double-doubles (seventh in the NBA).
This is his seventh career Player of the Week Award, and his second of the season. He also received the honor for games played December 26 through January 1.