In the process of looking up Wizards playoff stats compared to other teams, some individual numbers jumped out. Specifically, the connection between Bradley Beal, LeBron James and James Harden.
For the second straight year, the wing guard stepped up his playoff production compared to the regular season. He scored at least 16 points in each of Washington's 10 games and had 34 in Game 4 against Atlanta. Beal filled up the stat sheet throughout the postseason and especially when John Wall missed time with a fractured wrist. In the end, Beal averaged 23.4 points, 5.5. rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.6 steals.
He's one of three players with at least those numbers entering the NBA Finals, along with James and Harden. Yes, that's some good company.
Even if we peel back to points and rebounds, the only other players that join the list are truly elite: Anthony Davis and Blake Griffin.
Other individual playoffs stats of note:
John Wall -- 11.9 assists. Leads all players with ease. Chris Paul (8.9) and LeBron James (8.3) rank second and third.
Paul Pierce -- 52.4 3-point shooting percentage. Second among players with at least three attempts per game. Also, his 3.3 made 3-pointers per game is second behind Stephen Curry.
Marcin Gortat -- 62.8 field goal percentage. Fourth among all players with at least 5.0 field goal attempts per game.
Ramon Sessions -- 95.0 defensive rating. Sixth best among all players averaging at least 20 minutes per game.