The Shoes That Won Last Night: John Wall Gets Busy in 3OT Win

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February 27

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Last night, two of the NBA’s hottest young point guards went head-to-head in what turned out to be a thrilling contest. As the Washington Wizards hit the road to meet the Toronto Raptors, it was all about John Wall vs. Kyle Lowry. Unfortunately for Toronto, Lowry just couldn’t seem to get it going, and they had to look elsewhere on offense. After a sluggish first and second OT, the game was extended to triple overtime before Washington sealed it up 134-129, with John Wall (pictured) and Marcin Gortat both turning in stellar 31 point showings. The epic 3 hour, 32 minute contest set a record as the longest game in Raptors franchise history, and marked the fifth straight win for the Wizards.

Around the league, there was a ton of buzz about LeBron James’ unique microfiber mask, which drew comparisons to a certain shadowy superhero. However, it didn’t seem to have much of an effect on his play, as James dominated the Knicks with 31 points on 13-19 shooting. From Rip Hamilton to Kobe Bryant, there have been some classic masks over the years. Where does the King’s look rank on your list?

Catch up on more NBA action, plus men’s and women’s college hoops and the first round of the Honda Classic after the break.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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