Situations like these are hard because you don’t know quite how to feel when something amazing happens but it’s overcome by something even more dubious.
Don’t get it twisted: John Wall was amazing on Tuesday night. Since 1983, only four players have ever put up a game where they’ve scored 52 points, had at least 8 assists, and at least 3 steals in regulation, according to Basketball-Reference. The other two? Michael Jordan and Steph Curry. I think when you do something only Michael Jordan and Steph Curry have done, you’ve done your part to help your team win a game.
There will be plenty of places to talk about what it says about a team when they need their best player to log 42 minutes on the second night of a back-to-back and it still isn’t even close to enough to win a game at home against a team on the outside of the playoff picture. But for now, just enjoy Wall doing his thing. Stuff like this doesn’t happen very often.