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.