Nightly Grades 3.25.13: John Wall and the Heat

By Zach Harper | NBA writer

47-8-7 is a locker combination and Wall's line.  (Getty Images)
47-8-7 is a locker combination and Wall's line. (Getty Images)

Each night, Eye on Basketball brings you what you need to know about the games of the NBA. From great performances to terrible clock management the report card evaluates and eviscerates the good, the bad, and the ugly from the night that was.

John Wall47 points on 22 shots? Sign me up. The third year point guard out of Kentucky decided to give his alma mater something to be proud of this week. He scored a new career-high (previous best was 38) on 13-of-22 from the field and 19-of-24 from the free throw line. He even hit two 3-pointers tonight. Just completely dominated the Grizzlies in Washington's 107-94 win.
Miami Heat27 in a row. LeBron James finished one rebound shy of a triple-double, settling for a line of 24-11-9. The Heat gave him plenty of support by making 15-of-28 from 3-point range. Miami only had 26 of their 108 points come from the paint, as they gave the Magic a taste of the old Stan Van Gundy medicine.
Roy HibbertRoy Hibbert continues to have a fantastic defensive season. Tonight, he had 17 points, 13 rebounds, and three blocked shots while completely controlling the paint. The Hawks attacked the interior quite a bit, but even on challenges in which Hibbert didn't get a block, he still won most of the mini battles inside. He won't win Defensive Player of the Year, but he should get some votes across the board.
Brian RobertsHow do you replace the man who is third in the NBA in assists with 9.3 per game? You get a lot of assists. The New Orleans Hornets' backup replaced Greivis Vasquez (ankle) by dishing out 18 assists to go with his 13 points. It was a huge effort that helped the Hornets end the 15-game winning streak of the Denver Nuggets.
Jeff TeagueThe Hawks really needed a good effort from Jeff Teague tonight to try and topple the Indiana Pacers. With the Pacers playing at home, everything has to go right for the visiting opponents, and Teague just couldn't make that happen. He had 10 points on 3-of-10 shooting, three turnovers and just one assist in his 29 minutes. Hawks needed much more than that.

 
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