LOS ANGELES – It took five attempts but Bradley Beal made his second three-pointer in the second quarter on Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Clippers to move him past Gilbert Arenas’ single-season franchise record of 205.
Beal made his second three in the final minute of the second half to cut the deficit to 70-59.
"That's a great achievement. Something I'm happy about. Keep it going," said Beal, who finished 5-for-11 from deep in a 133-124 loss. "I can still be better."
Last season when he appeared in a career-low 55 games, Beal made just 105 threes. His previous career-high was 138 in 2013-14, his second NBA season.
Beal was playing his 71st game on Wednesday at Staples Center, two shy of his career high of 73 as a rookie.
Arenas made 205 threes twice with the Wizards in 2004-05 and 2006-07.
Here is Beal's No. 206:
Bradley Beal now has the most three-pointers for a Wizards/Bullets player in a single season (206). Here is the record-breaking shot: pic.twitter.com/Ha9WGR6YW9— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) March 30, 2017
He made three after that to end the game at 209 with seven games left in the regular season.