John Wall scored 22 points in 19 minutes and chipped in 3 assists and 3 rebounds, but it wasn't enough to lift the East to a win in the 2016 NBA All-Star Game, as the West won 196-173.
Though the East lost, Wall was probably the second-best player on the floor for the East, behind Paul George who went for 41 points. If nothing else, he outplayed Kyle Lowry who had 11 points, 9 assists and 4 turnovers in 25 minutes. Additionally, Wall was a +5, whereas Lowry was a -23.
It shouldn't come as a surprise Wall played well. All-Star games favor players who can get to rim without any help, and know how to get their teammates involved, even if they don't always get credit for all the assists they hand out. Wall does that as well as anyone in the game right now. Even though Wall wasn't able to get any hardware, he was able to show he can still perform with the best of them on a night filled with stars.
He also generated some nice highlights. Here he is with a nice dime to LeBron James:
That dish! #JohnWall #NBAAllStarTO pic.twitter.com/KXxsMpXrH3— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) February 15, 2016
And even though it didn't count, his granny shot was one of those things that make the All-Star Game fun:
JOHN WALL!! pic.twitter.com/d0zYbioxzk— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) February 15, 2016