John Wall Becomes 15th No. 1 Overall Pick to Score 50 in a Game

December 7th, 2016 by Bleacher Report Milestones Leave a reply »
Washington Wizards point guard John Wall notched 52 points, eight assists, four rebounds and three steals in Tuesday's 124-116 loss to the Orlando Magic.

Wall's 51 points made him the 15th first overall modern NBA draft pick (since 1966) to score at least 50 points in a game, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN). He was selected first in the 2010 NBA draft.

Allen Iverson owns the most 50-point outputs among the group of first overall picks, totaling 11. Right behind him with 10 each sit Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and LeBron James.

Despite Wall's effort, the Wizards still lost the game to the Orlando Magic. The star point guard called out his teammates a bit following the game, and justifiably so. Wall was the first Wizards player since Gilbert Arenas in 2007 to top 50 points, per Sportsnet Stats, and just the fourth player ever to lose while posting at least 52 points and eight assists, per ESPN. Michael Jordan, Michael Adams and Russell Westbrook were the three players to previously do the same.

The Wizards managed to keep Orlando's starters in check Tuesday, holding them to just 51 total points. Wall posted the fifth ...

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