John Wall vs Derrick Rose
By Cardell Dudley
With Derrick Rose injury woes the past few seasons combined with a number of young point guards elevating their games, Rose lost his undisputed "best point guard in the NBA" title. Among the point guards in the mix for the coveted "best floor leader in the game" title is the Washington Wizards John Wall. Wall is having the best season of his young career with averages of 17.8 points, 10.4 assist, 4.6 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game all the while leading the Wizards to their current record of 19-8. The Chicago Bulls led by Rose, rolled into town looking to take down one of the hottest teams of late in the NBA and of course Rose wanting to send a message that he is almost back to being at the top his game. The last time he was, he held up the MVP trophy. Wall and the Wizards of course had other things in mind. A classic clash between two of the eastern conference best teams would ensue and at the center of it was a Rose and Wall battle that both will remember for sometime. At the end, Rose (25 points/4 assist/ 2 rebounds) would show why he was MVP just four season's ago as he would score ten fourth quarter points to push the Bulls to a 99-91 victory over the Wizards. "You saw two people go at it tonight, two good teams," Rose said. " Expect this match-up to get more and more intense as it is very clear, that for either team to make a NBA Finals run, they will more then likely have to go through one another to get there. Wall finished the game with 18 points, 9 assist and 5 rebounds. Take a look at the highlights below.
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