John Wall, a guard from Kentucky, smiles before the NBA basketball draft began Thursday, June 24, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
While it may be better to be lucky than good in Vegas, John Wall is proving otherwise.
Wall, the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, made all eight of his free throws to improve to 19 for 19 at the line in two games.
Wall was fouled on a drive to the basket with 41 seconds left in the first quarter and landed hard on his back. He made both free throws before leaving the game to be checked by the Wizards' trainer.
But Wall quickly returned in the second quarter and had 10 points in the period.
Nick Young also scored 18 points for the Wizards.
Al-Farouq Aminu and Wall's former Kentucky teammate Eric Bledsoe each had 17 points for the Clippers.