The Wizards' random success on Martin Luther King Jr. Day continues, all thanks to Andray Blatche, Nick Young and John Wall. The three players both put in outstanding performances, allowing the Wizards to upset the powerful Utah Jazz 108-101 at the Verizon Center.
Blatche had possibly his strongest game of the season, scoring 21 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and blocking four shots. He also held his counterpart Paul Millsap to just 11 points on 4-13 shooting. Young had 25 points, including a game-clinching three-pointer in the corner that put the Wizards up by seven points with under a minute to play. Wall, meanwhile, shrugged off injury concerns to post 19 points and 15 assists, including an incredible pass to set Young up for the game-clinching shot.
The Jazz rallied and cut the lead to three points late, but a free-throw by Blatche put the Wizards back up four. After a defensive stop, Wall penetrated and found Young in the corner, throwing him a pass across his body for the three.
Deron Williams had 28 points and 11 assists to lead the Jazz, while Al Jefferson added 25 points.