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Bradley Beal has been awarded his second Eastern Conference Player of the Week award for the 2018-19 season, the NBA announced on Monday afternoon.

The two-time All-Star led the Wizards to a 3-1 record during the week, which stretched from Monday, March 11 through Sunday, March 17. Washington was victorious over the Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic, and Memphis Grizzlies, while falling to the Charlotte Hornets.

On back-to-back nights against the Hornets and Grizzlies, Beal scored 40 points in each contest. He averaged 32.5 points, 7.0 assists and 6.3 rebounds per game for the week while shooting .523 from the field and even better (.525 percent) from three-point territory. In the Wizards 135-128 victory over the Grizzlies, Beal connected on a career-high nine three-pointers and became the first player in franchise history to post at least 40 points, five rebounds and five assists on consecutive nights, according to the Wizards.

Beal last won the weekly award during the first week of December.

While the Wizards may be having a down year, Beal certainly is not. The Florida product has benefited from spending the season as the team's clear No. 1 option with point guard John Wall injured, as he's averaging a career-high in three major statistical categories (26.2 points, 5.6 assists, and 5.3 rebounds per game) while the Wizards continue to fight for the final playoff spot in the east.

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