Wizards' Bradley Beal: Hits 31 points for second straight game
Beal amassed 31 points (10-21 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 7-10 FT), five rebounds, two steals and one assist across 42 minutes in Wednesday's 126-115 overtime loss to the Thunder.
Beal and his mates couldn't keep pace with Russell Westbrook and the Thunder in the extra period, but it was still another outstanding night for the Wizards' starting shooting guard, who provided 31 points in the second straight game. He's already compiled four 30-point efforts in his seven games since returning from a hamstring injury, averaging 27.9 points (on 49.3% shooting), 4.3 rebounds, 4.0 three-pointers and 3.7 assists during that span. Beal still carries plenty of long-term health risk, but if he's able to avoid any significant injuries this season, he'll likely finish with a career-high scoring average.