John Wall Video: Watch Wall Leads the Wizards To a Clutch Win Over Celtics

Nathaniel UyFeatured ColumnistJanuary 23, 2011

John Wall, the 20-year-old rookie for the Washington Wizards, came up big for his team on Saturday night as they pulled off a big win over the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Celtics.

With just under a minute left to play, Wall took a pass from Andray Blatche and launched a three-pointer that banked into the basket.

Was the shot clutch?  It did go in.  But as much as it was clutch, the shot was also lucky.

The three-pointer broke an 81-81 tie and gave the Wizards the lead for good.  It was the difference maker for Washington as they held on for the 85-83 win.

It was a big morale boosting victory for the Wizards, since the Celtics are a very loaded veteran squad.  Washington notched their 13th win of the season, with an overall 13-29 record, making them one of the worst teams in the league.

The Wizards are a much different team at home, however, since all of their wins have come at the Verizon Center.  In fact, Washington has a winning record at home, going 13-9.

Wall shot 7-of-12 from the field for 16 points, but managed to only dish out four assists.  Saturday night's assist output broke a streak of double-digit games in the assist column.

The rookie guard is averaging 15.1 ppg, 9.4 apg and 3.8 rpg.

Washington will travel to New York for a game against the Knicks on Monday.