Through his career, John Wall has defined his time in Washington through his passing genius. Slick deliveries in the pick and roll, threaded passes in traffic and no-look specialties to even surprise teammates. On Monday, Wall cemented his legacy as the franchise’s all-time best passer.
But like most everything else this season, a bad night blemished this accomplishment: Wall was ejected, and the Wizards were defeated.
In the Wizards’ 114-106 loss to the Houston Rockets, Wall had 21 points and eight assists — hitting 3,826 assists for his career to surpass Wes Unseld and become the Wizards/Bullets all-time leader — but also was ejected after he picked up a pair of technical fouls. Wall’s second came in the final 33 seconds after using “inappropriate language” toward a game official.