We saw him do it to Alabama, LSU and Drexel while at Kentucky and John Wall hasn’t stopped going to his behind-the-back layup in the NBA. The move has become Wall’s staple on fast breaks and he hit the Pacers with it again last night to end the half with a 17-point Wizards lead.
Sadly, Washington squandered away that lead in the second half and lost the game in the end, likely costing them the series. What should be a 2-2 tie going back to Indianapolis for Game 5 is now a 3-1 Pacers lead with home court advantage for the remainder of the seven-game series.
Wall is drawing criticism today for not taking an open three-pointer in the final minute with his team down three. Wall said afterward that the play was for Bradley Beal and he stands by his decision to not take the shot. The Washington-Post called it “Wall’s playoff inexperience.”
Washington will fight for its playoff life tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m.