John Wall: Wizards 'playing for stats'

The Washington Wizards have a winning record against .500 teams, but also lead the NBA with 10 losses against sub-.500 teams.

Kahron Spearman

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall took his teammates to task after a 113-99 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, the league's worst club at 9-25.

According to Washington Post reporter Candace Buckner, Wall thinks the Wizards' (19-16) inconsistency are rooted in his belief that players are "playing for stats."

We talk about it. We say when we play these teams that are not above .500 or not one of the great teams, we go out there playing for stats. It's simple as that. We can see it. I think we all can see it when we play.

John Wall
Guard, Washington Wizards

Per ESPN, The Wizards are 10-6 against teams that are .500 or better, the best in the Eastern Conference, they also lead the NBA with 10 losses against sub-.500 teams


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