Stephen Curry, Jayson Tatum make room for Wizards star Bradley Beal in exclusive club
Bradley Beal had another memorable performance for the Washington Wizards on Saturday. The All-Star guard dropped another 50-piece in a tightly-contested overtime win against the Indiana Pacers, thereby allowing him to join an exclusive club alongside Stephen Curry and Jayson Tatum.
Beal’s 50-point outing on Friday not only allowed him to set a franchise record, but he also became just the third player this season to log multiple 50-point games (h/t ESPN Stats & Info):
Bradley Beal has recorded his 5th career 50-point game, most in Wizards franchise history. Beal joins Stephen Curry (3) and Jayson Tatum (2) as the only players with multiple 50-point games this season pic.twitter.com/Ut8YAuBtL2
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 9, 2021
Beal finished the game with 50 points on 19-of-31 shooting, to go along with five rebounds, an assist, a steal, two blocks, and just one turnover in 39 minutes of action. He also went 3-of-7 from distance while also making nine out of his 11 attempts from the charity stripe.
Beal has been on an absolute tear for the Wizards all season long, and he’s currently on pace to bag this season’s scoring title. The only man standing in his way is Stephen Curry, who himself is having a mind-blowing season for the Warriors.
It wasn’t just Beal who made history on Saturday, though. Wizards teammate Russell Westbrook notched another triple-double as he tied the great Oscar Robertson for the most career-triple doubles in the history of the NBA. Russ needed just three quarters to amass his record-matching triple-double, and he eventually finished with 33 points, 19 rebounds, and 15 assists. Amazing.
Needless to say, it was a good night for Washington’s dynamic backcourt duo. They got the W too, so that’s the most important thing. Don’t look now, but the Wizards are well on their way to securing a spot for the play-in tournament.