Bradley Beal is in the midst of a scoring streak that’s never been done before in the history of his franchise.
Bradley Beal cannot be stopped. Despite the Washington Wizards’ losing record, the All-star snub has been on an absolute terror, showing little to no mercy for over a month now.
Bradley Beal’s 34-point performance in the Wizards win over the Golden State Warriors was his 18th consecutive game scoring at least 25 points. After dropping 34 against the Kings, his streak is up to 19.
Beal broke a 58-year old record set by Walt Bellamy, who, at the time, was a member of the 1961-62 Chicago Packers. Forget wearing a Wizards jersey; this was long before even the earliest of Bullets days.
For this franchise, what Beal has been doing this season is unprecedented. His gaudy scoring totals have propelled him to second in the NBA in points per game. Beal’s 30.5 average trails only James Harden (34.9). But if you isolate Beal’s scoring streaks into chunks, the ppg’s get even more unbelievable.
During the 19 game streak, which started on January 20, Beal is averaging 36.4 points and 5.7 assists while shooting 49 percent from the field and 37 percent from three. For the entire month of February, Beal averaged 36 points and five assists on while shooting 46 percent from the field and 38 percent from three.
Beal’s All-Star absence might have been a blessing in disguise, after all, as he looks to have taken full advantage of his time off. Since returning to action, Beal has been basically unguardable, averaging 40 points and 5.6 assists while shooting 47 percent from the field and 43 percent from beyond the arc. He might be scoring his way to an All-NBA selection if this keeps up.
So in honor of Beal’s historic performances, let’s relive some of the best, and hope for plenty more in March…