Bradley Beal is doing everything in his power to get the Washington Wizards to the playoffs, and last night against the Warriors, Beal was flowing. He scored 34 points, including 7-9 from downtown, as the Wizards defeated Golden State on the road 124-110.
With his 34-point outing, Beal broke a 58-year team record by scoring 25+ points for an 18th straight game.
“It was him. It was God playing. It wasn’t me. I don’t know who that guy was tonight,” Beal jokingly said after the game.
During this streak, Beal is averaging 36.4 points per game, but unfortunately, when Beal scores a bunch of points, the Wizards usually lose. This season Washington is 1-9 when Beal scores 40 or more points. According to Beal, the points are fine, but it’s all about winning.
“Honestly, I could care less about how I’m playing as long as we’re winning, because my career highs and those good games, what is the record? We’re 1-9 when I score 40 or something. That’s terrible,” Beal said. “I’m not happy about that. I’m not going to sit here and be like, ‘Oh yeah, but I scored 40.’ No, we’ve got to win, and that’s what I’m about.”
Beal, who should have been an All-Star, is keeping the Wizards alive in the playoff race. At this point, Washington is four games behind the Nets for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Washington continues their four-game road trip when they battle the Kings on Tuesday, and if they want to string together some wins, Washington will need Beal to continue to make things happen.