Written by: Kevin Early
Week 2 of impact basketball is off and running, capped with the championship game on Friday, September 23. This week features bigger names such as Washington Wizards point guard John Wall and New York Knicks point guard Chauncey Billups. The reason I only mention these two is because on the third game on Tuesday, it was all about them.
The game started off with Wall scoring six quick fastbreak points. Throughout the whole game, he ran the hardest and scored plenty of fastbreak points because of it. He looked like he cared the most about the outcome of the game, getting on teammates and himself when they missed an opportunity. But one person stood in between him and a win: Billups.
Wall scored 12 points in the first quarter, but he only scored another 6 as Billups wrapped up 18 for the first half. Billups started off slow but then took off. He hit three after three after three. Wall could not defend the wily veteran. At times it seemed as though Billups was taking practice shots. When Wall didn't score, it was Knicks rookie Iman Shumpert throwing down some nasty and 1 dunks. He is athletic, we know that, but he showed a good knock down jumper and great defense. At times it seemed he was the only one playing defense, and because of that, they couldn't stop Chauncey and the white team, from scoring. It was the best game I have seen so far at Impact.