WASHINGTON–The Washington Wizards came home and kept their relatively good play going as they ran away from the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-101 and earned their tenth win of the season.
Wizards guard John Wall started his first game of the season and had 14 points and 5 assists in the win.
“I thought John Wall was ready after the road trip,” Head Coach Randy Wittman said about Wall. “We still have limited minutes with him, but I thought it was time. He has his legs under him a little, but he’s still not where he needs to be. I think another couple of weeks of conditioning to get his legs back, but I thought it was time to play with that unit. He hasn’t played a lot with those guys, but overall I think he did fine. He directed the offense very well and distributed a lot. It’s time for John to be back in the starting lineup; he’s the point guard of our team.”
John Wall was also happy with his effort.
“It feels good to be there, with the starters,” Wall said. “Just try to do the same, dictate the game…just try and lead my team and I think that’s what I did and got us to a big lead.”
Wizards center Nene summed up what this win means to them.
“We played well tonight. “There was a lot of effort on both sides of the floor tonight offensively and defensively. Tonight we played four quarters of good basketball. Getting this win coming back home after a long road trip is great for our team, and really helps set the tone for the upcoming home games.”
Listen here to what Randy Wittman, John Wall, Nene, Jordan Crawford & AJ Price had to say after the victory.
Randy Wittman Postgame Audio
John Wall Postgame Audio
Nene Postgame Audio
Jordan Crawford Postgame Audio
AJ Price Postgame Audio