First, Chris Paul. Then Derrick Rose. John Wall has erased a pair of major o-fers against two of the top point guards in the NBA.
Wall beat Rose head-to-head for the first time Friday night, getting 16 points and 12 assists in a 102-86 win over the Chicago Bulls.
The leader in All-Star votes among Eastern Conference guards snapped his 0-5 record when both he and Rose are on the court. It hasn’t happened often because both have had serious injury problems. But Wall was definitely keeping track — just as he was last month when he ended his 0-6 history against Paul in a win over the Los Angeles Clippers.
“Didn’t I finally beat Chris and Derrick this year?” Wall said with a smile. “It’s a good year. It’s a good start. It’s finally good to beat them.”