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Beal scores 40 points, Wizards beat Grizzlies 135-128

WASHINGTON (AP) Bradley Beal said he spent a restless night after the Washington Wizards lost a key conference game.

After Saturday's effort, he was bound to sleep well.

Beal scored 40 points for the second straight game and the Wizards beat the Memphis Grizzlies 135-128, bouncing back from a home loss to Charlotte on Friday.

''I didn't sleep well. I was mad all night,'' Beal said. ''Woke up at 6. Been up all day just thinking about the game last night. I just knew how important it was to get one tonight, no matter what it took.''

Beal shot 12 of 17 from the field and made a career-high nine 3-pointers. He added seven assists, five rebounds and two steals while committing one turnover.

''The way he's playing, the way he's improved, the way he's led, my very biased opinion he's All-NBA the way he's playing,'' Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. ''He's doing things that that level of player does night in and night out.''

Washington converted 17 of 35 from beyond the arc in a game that featured 20 lead changes.

The Wizards, 11th in the Eastern Conference, moved within three games of eighth-place Miami and improved to 3-1 on a five-game homestand.

Jabari Parker had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Bobby Portis scored 18 points for Washington.

Mike Conley had 28 points and 12 assists for Memphis. Jonas Valanciunas scored 22 points and Avery Bradley added 21.

Memphis came in allowing 104.1 points per game and dropped its second straight after losing 132-113 in Atlanta on Wednesday.

''I'm extremely disappointed in our effort on the defensive end on this trip,'' Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. ''We'll keep trying different things, different people, different positions, but we just can't survive playing this way and that's not how we're going to be as a team.''

Beal's 3-pointer gave the Wizards a 119-114 lead with 6:03 remaining and he followed with a driving layup to increase the lead to seven.

Memphis cut it to three when Valanciunas dunked and Conley made two free throws after a Washington turnover, but Jeff Green hit a corner 3 for Washington to make it 129-123.

Conley answered with a 3, but Beal scored on a drive as the shot clock expired.

Valanciunas' dunk pulled Memphis to 131-128, but Parker hit two free throws with 6.2 seconds left off a clear-path foul.

Conley's runner at the buzzer gave Memphis a 71-69 halftime lead.

''In years past when we scored 128, we thought it was an automatic win in our book,'' Conley said. ''At halftime, we felt that if we were going to get stops that we were going to win because we were scoring at such a high clip. It was just one of those nights that we just let it slip away.''

TIP-INS

Grizzlies: It was the first time in franchise history the Grizzlies and their opponent each scored at least 100 points through the first three quarters. ... It was Conley's 10th double-double. ... F Chandler Parsons had season highs in points (16) and rebounds (six).

Wizards: G Tomas Satoransky was in the lineup after leaving Friday's game for a concussion evaluation. ... Are 9-4 in the second of back-to-backs. ... The Wizards have won five straight against the Grizzlies at home.

PRIME PARKER

Parker picked up his second straight double-double and seventh of the season. He was asked if this is some of the best offensive basketball he's played in the NBA.

''I played good basketball throughout the first couple of seasons in Milwaukee and right now it brings good memories back,'' Parker said.

LESS MILES

Memphis swingman C.J. Miles left the game in the first half because of left foot injury.

''They did an X-ray and the X-ray came back negative, but he just had some pain in his foot so I'm not sure yet what it is,'' Bickerstaff said.

UP NEXT

Grizzlies: Host the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.

Wizards: Host the Utah Jazz on Monday.

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Key Players
M. Conley
11 PG
B. Beal
3 SG
37.7 Min. Per Game 37.7
26.0 Pts. Per Game 26.0
5.6 Ast. Per Game 5.6
5.3 Reb. Per Game 5.3
43.5 Field Goal % 47.8
43.3 Three Point % 47.7
84.6 Free Throw % 82.2
+ 1 Tomas Satoransky made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:05
+ 1 Tomas Satoransky made 1st of 2 free throws 0:05
  Personal foul on Delon Wright 0:05
+ 1 Jabari Parker made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:06
+ 1 Jabari Parker made 1st of 2 free throws 0:06
  Clear path foul on Justin Holiday 0:06
+ 2 Jonas Valanciunas made dunk, assist by Mike Conley 0:07
  Offensive rebound by Justin Holiday 0:17
+ 3 Mike Conley made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Chandler Parsons 0:47
+ 3 Jeff Green made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Thomas Bryant 0:50
+ 1 Mike Conley made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:10
Team Stats
Points 128 135
Field Goals 48-90 (53.3%) 41-81 (50.6%)
3-Pointers 12-33 (36.4%) 17-35 (48.6%)
Free Throws 20-26 (76.9%) 36-43 (83.7%)
Total Rebounds 45 50
Offensive 7 9
Defensive 33 36
Team 5 5
Assists 35 26
Steals 5 6
Blocks 3 7
Turnovers 8 11
Fouls 27 21
Technicals 1 0
28 PTS, 3 REB, 12 AST
40 PTS, 5 REB, 7 AST
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away team logo Grizzlies 28-42 37343225128
home team logo Wizards 30-40 35343630135
Team Stats
away team logo Grizzlies 28-42 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Wizards 30-40 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
M. Conley PG PPG RPG APG FG%
B. Beal SG PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
M. Conley PG 28 PTS 3 REB 12 AST
B. Beal SG 40 PTS 5 REB 7 AST
53.3 FG% 50.6
36.4 3PT FG% 48.6
76.9 FT% 83.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
M. Conley 28 3 12 8/15 3/7 9/11 3 34 0 0 1 0 3 +1 54
J. Valanciunas 22 8 3 10/17 0/0 2/2 4 28 0 1 2 2 6 0 35
A. Bradley 21 2 5 9/17 3/9 0/0 3 33 0 0 2 1 1 -9 31
J. Holiday 9 4 4 3/7 1/2 2/2 2 28 1 0 0 3 1 -11 22
B. Caboclo 3 3 1 1/2 1/2 0/0 2 6 1 0 1 0 3 -9 8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
M. Conley 28 3 12 8/15 3/7 9/11 3 34 0 0 1 0 3 +1 54
J. Valanciunas 22 8 3 10/17 0/0 2/2 4 28 0 1 2 2 6 0 35
A. Bradley 21 2 5 9/17 3/9 0/0 3 33 0 0 2 1 1 -9 31
J. Holiday 9 4 4 3/7 1/2 2/2 2 28 1 0 0 3 1 -11 22
B. Caboclo 3 3 1 1/2 1/2 0/0 2 6 1 0 1 0 3 -9 8
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
C. Parsons 16 6 5 6/10 2/6 2/3 4 22 1 0 0 1 5 +3 33
J. Noah 15 8 1 6/8 0/0 3/4 4 26 0 1 2 0 8 -4 24
T. Dorsey 7 3 1 2/4 2/3 1/2 2 11 0 0 0 0 3 +2 12
D. Wright 5 1 3 2/5 0/2 1/2 2 24 1 0 0 0 1 -2 13
I. Rabb 2 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 12 0 1 0 0 1 -12 4
C. Miles 0 1 0 0/4 0/2 0/0 0 10 1 0 0 0 1 +6 2
K. Anderson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Y. Watanabe - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Carter - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Brooks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Washburn - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Jackson Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 128 40 35 48/90 12/33 20/26 27 234 5 3 8 7 33 -35 238
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Beal 40 5 7 12/17 9/12 7/9 2 38 2 0 1 1 4 +14 60
B. Portis 18 6 2 7/11 3/5 1/2 3 23 1 1 2 2 4 +7 28
J. Green 15 1 3 6/9 3/6 0/0 3 32 0 0 1 0 1 +10 21
T. Satoransky 15 6 7 3/10 0/0 9/9 2 37 1 1 1 1 5 -2 36
T. Ariza 8 4 1 3/8 1/5 1/2 1 25 1 2 1 0 4 -3 16
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Beal 40 5 7 12/17 9/12 7/9 2 38 2 0 1 1 4 +14 60
B. Portis 18 6 2 7/11 3/5 1/2 3 23 1 1 2 2 4 +7 28
J. Green 15 1 3 6/9 3/6 0/0 3 32 0 0 1 0 1 +10 21
T. Satoransky 15 6 7 3/10 0/0 9/9 2 37 1 1 1 1 5 -2 36
T. Ariza 8 4 1 3/8 1/5 1/2 1 25 1 2 1 0 4 -3 16
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Parker 20 11 2 6/13 1/3 7/9 1 29 1 1 5 2 9 +12 32
T. Bryant 10 7 2 1/5 0/2 8/8 3 19 0 2 0 3 4 -2 23
T. Brown Jr. 5 5 2 2/5 0/0 1/2 3 20 0 0 0 0 5 +2 14
C. Randle 4 0 0 1/3 0/2 2/2 3 11 0 0 0 0 0 -3 4
W. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Wall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Dekker - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. McRae - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Howard - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Mahinmi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 135 45 26 41/81 17/35 36/43 21 234 6 7 11 9 36 +35 234