One night after setting a new career-high for consecutive 25-point games, Bradley Beal extended his streak to 12 games Wednesday against the Knicks.
Passing Damian Lillard, Beal now has the third-longest 25-point game streak in the league this year and the longest active streak as well. He only trails Giannis Antetokounmpo (13) and James Harden (19) for the longest streak in the NBA this season.
Oh, and only five players this season have had their 25-point game streak go longer than 10 games. Beal, Harden, Antetokounmpo, Lillard and Russell Westbrook. Beal is the only player on that list that won't be playing in the All-Star game.
Without John Wall this year, Beal has assumed basically all of the offensive responsibility when he's on the floor. Earlier in the season, Beal struggled to get to the free-throw line and was experiencing career-low shooting numbers.
Now he's driving to the basket more aggressively to force referees to blow their whistle and his shooting percentages have leveled off. This would explain why he's seen greater results as of late.
Entering Wednesday night, Beal was averaging 35.1 points, six assists, and four rebounds on 49.8 percent shooting. The Wizards are also 6-5 in their last 11.
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