John Wall ended up coming out of the bench in the game that marked his Los Angeles Clippers debut on Thursday night, against the Los Angeles Lakers. After the performance we witnessed during his first ever game with this team shouldn’t be an issue to see if Wall is a part of the team’s starting lineup sooner than later. His former Washington Wizards teammate Bradley Beal appears to be in agreement.
We were treated to an iconic John Wall first-quarter performance as when he entered the game. Beal was a fervent participant in the highly-publicized matchup and he couldn’t resist shouting at to his previous Wizards backcourt running partner in the midst of Wall’s wild start.
Wall made every shot he attempted in the first half with a well-known blast into the hoop, which showcased Wall’s signature speed:
Wall was able to score 15 points from 7-of-15 shots from the field. This was in addition to three assists, four rebounds and a steal over the span of 25 minutes. Wall also tied Paul George for the most points scored by this season’s Clippers in this game. LAC fans couldn’t wish for a better first impression of the Clippers’ rookie point guard.
In addition, Wall helped the Clippers to escape with a win of 103-97 against their fierce rivals from across town in the Lakers. They won their first game of the season with a win over LeBron James and Co. They, are to be commended for having refused to quit in what ended up being an exciting game.
It’s worth noting that the Clippers are scheduled for two consecutive games this weekend, which implies the Clippers’ John Wall is likely to play either on this Saturday playing the Sacramento Kings or Sunday versus the Phoenix Suns.