John Wall makes history, then gets ejected, in Wizards’ loss

John Wall - photo by Walter Cornett
– photo by Walter Cornett

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.

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