Wizards’ Bradley Beal now confident Washington can guard parked cars
The Washington Wizards scored a huge win on Monday, defeating a surging Phoenix Suns side, 128-107. It was an undeniably crucial win for a struggling Wizards side, which appears to have put Washington star Bradley Beal in a bit of a joking mood.
The Wizards’ atrocious play over the past few games prompted Beal to come out with some harsh criticism for his team. A few days earlier, Beal said that he thought Washington couldn’t even defend a parked car — something that he referenced in his post-game comments on Monday:
Bradley Beal, after the Wizards beat the Suns by 21:
“Maybe we can move up from the parked cars."
— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) January 12, 2021
That’s one way of putting it, I guess. Nevertheless, even Beal himself knows that the Wizards still need to put a lot of work in if they hope to turn their season around. A win against a formidable side in the Suns is a good start, as Washington now improves to 3-8 on the season.
Bradley Beal was his usual dominant self on Monday, finishing with 34 points on 12-of-22 shooting, to go along with two triples, eight rebounds, nine assists, two steals, a block, and just one turnover in 35 minutes of play. The All-Star shooting guard’s all-around play allowed him to flirt with a triple-double, as the Wizards surprisingly blew out the Suns.
It is also worth noting that Washington is currently dealing with a number of injuries on its squad. Thomas Bryant was recently diagnosed with an ACL injury and is done for the season, while Russell Westbrook is expected to be out for at least one week due to a left quad issue.