Bradley Beal from the Washington Wizards is having a stellar season. Since January 30, and heading into Sunday’s matchup against the Golden State Warriors, he was averaging 36.0 points a game.
He scored 34 for the night in the 124-110 win and set a franchise record for most games (18) with at least 25 points. He moved ahead of Walt Bellamy, who had owned the previous mark for 58 years. During the 18 game streak, wins like Sunday night have unfortunately been uncommon.
The Wizards have gone 9-from-9, and before last night’s matchup, they had won only four of those games by 10 points or more. This entire year, Beal has been filling up the bucket and pouring in the points for his beloved team and received no real reward to show. The Wizards are also 1-of-9 in the games in which he scores 40 points, like what? Though, Washington is optimistic about their future. They are clinging on to a glimmer of hope that they will make the Playoffs this year. The Wizards are now just four games behind the Brooklyn Nets for the final Playoff spot in the East.
Beal has arguably been the league’s hottest scoring player since the All-Star break and head coach Scott Brooks summed it up best:
“He’s impossible to guard. He’s one of the elite [scorers]. Right now, there’s James [Harden]. He’s the only one scoring more points than him. He’s really efficient. … Can you imagine if he was an All-Star what he’d be doing right now?”Wizards Head Coach Scott Brooks
Catch you Thursday.