John Wall explodes for 47 points in Wizards win vs. Memphis Grizzlies

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What's the best way for a lousy Eastern Conference team to take down one of the giants of the Western Conference? Just have your superstar point guard go off and drop 47 points. Check out what John Wall did on Monday night for the Wizards.

John Wall has been in the news lately because of what he thinks his upcoming contract ought to be worth. Wall and his agent will tell you he's worth a maximum deal. Others around the NBA aren't so sure. It appears that Wall has figured out the best way to make people see things his way: play at a ridiculously high level.

Wall has been on fire lately and his Washington Wizards have been right there with him. On Monday night, the Wizards secured a 107-94 home win against the Memphis Grizzlies. How did a lottery-bound team take down one of the best teams in the Western Conference? Two words: John. Wall.

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Wall posted a line of 47 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. He shot 13-of-22 from the field and drained 19-of-24 free throws. He was hitting shots from all over the floor and, to round out a near flawless night, Wall had just two turnovers.

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Want to know my favorite fact about John Wall? He's two months younger than the likely Rookie of the Year, Damian Lillard. People often talk about "The Leap" when it comes to talented prospects -- and John Wall may have taken that leap this season.

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