NBA Playoffs 2017: Wall, Beal set new bar for themselves as Wizards go up 2-0

John Wall and Bradley Beal are one of the league's best backcourts, and they proved it in a big way Wednesday night in Game 2 of their first-round series against the Hawks

It was an ugly game, with 55 fouls called between the two teams, but in the fourth quarter Wall and Beal made sure their performances were the most memorable part of the game. The duo was impressive all night long, but turned it on in the final frame where they combined for 24 points, outscoring the Hawks by themselves, 24-23.

The big final 12 minutes from their backcourt helped the Wizards pull away with a 109-101 victory to extend their series lead to 2-0. 

In addition to helping the Wizards get a big win, the performance from Wall and Beal was a historic one -- in multiple ways. First, it was the highest combined scoring game from these two in the postseason -- Wall scored 32 and Beal added 31 for a combined 63 points. 

In addition, they were the first Wizards duo to each score 30-plus points in a playoff game since 1986, back when the team was still called the Washington Bullets. 

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Jack Maloney lives and writes in Milwaukee, where, like the Bucks, he is trying to own the future. Full Bio

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