Wizards’ Bradley Beal takes shot at NBA over drug test after back-to-back 50-point games
Washington Wizards shooting guard has been on an absolute tear lately. The 26-year-old out of the University of Florida scored 50-plus points in back to back games earlier this week and prior to the Wizards’ game against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, Beal was drug tested by the league.
The 6-foot-3 guard spoke to the media regarding his drug testing and even spoke on the Nets defensive gameplan to guard him on Wednesday.
“I guess the league don’t want me to score 50. I had a drug test today.”
Bradley Beal said he hadn’t seen a team guard him with a box-and-one since high school.
Said he told Garrett Temple, “I can’t believe you guys are in this damn box-and-one.” pic.twitter.com/lpK28dbgbG
— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) February 27, 2020
The two-time All-Star is now the only player in Wizards history to score 50-plus points in consecutive games. Additionally, with 30 points against the Nets, Beal is now one of just three NBA players to average 30 points per game joining Trae Young and James Harden.
Overall, Beal is enjoying the best season of his career with 30.1 points, 6.0 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game while shooting 45.7 percent from the field and 33 percent from deep.
Even though Beal is having an All-NBA caliber season, his play hasn’t translated to much success for Washington. Through 57 games, the Wizards sit at 21-36 — good enough for the ninth spot in the Eastern Conference but still four games out of the playoffs.
And while Beal is doing his best to will his team to victory, the Wizards are just 5-5 in their last 10 and will now embark on a four-game road stretch to face off against the Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings and Portland Trailblazers.