The Wizards fell to the Toronto Raptors 140-138 in double overtime on Sunday afternoon, an instant classic despite the disappointing result for Washington. Here are some numbers to put it all into perspective...
9 - With 43 points, Bradley Beal has now scored 40 points or more in nine different games. That pushes him past Michael Jordan on the all-time list of most 40-point games in Wizards/Bullets franchise history. Beal is sixth and behind Gilbert Arenas (28), Walt Bellamy (23), Bernard King (13), Elvin Hayes (13) and Earl Monroe (10). John Wall, by the way, has done it five times.
40-15-10 - Beal played arguably the best game of his career. On top of his 43 points, he had 15 assists, 10 rebounds, three steals and two blocks. According to ESPN, he is just the second player in NBA history to have multiple games with a line of at least 40-15-10 in one season. The other was Mr. Triple-double, Oscar Robertson, who accomplished the feat in the 1961-62 campaign.
2 - As noted above, this was Beal's second career triple-double and his second of this season. His other one featured similar numbers, back on Dec. 22 when he dropped 40 points along with 15 assists and 11 rebounds in a triple-overtime win over the Phoenix Suns.
40-15 - This one is almost hard to believe. Beal now has two games with at least 40 points and 15 assists. That ties him for third all-time. Only Robertson (11) and James Harden (3) have done that more, according to Basketball Reference's play index. Beal has as many 40-15 games as LeBron James, Chris Paul, Isiah Thomas, Jerry West and Tiny Archibald.
19 - The Wizards made 19 three-pointers to set a new franchise record for a single game. Amazingly, they tied the previous mark of 18 in their last game, on Friday against the Milwaukee Bucks.
40 - The Wizards scored 40 points in the fourth quarter, a season-high. The only time they have scored more in the fourth in the past 12 years was on Nov. 29, 2017 when they played the Sixers and hacked Ben Simmons to an NBA record for fourth-quarter free throw attempts.
54:36 - More on Beal. He logged a career-high in minutes on Sunday. It was the fourth time in his career he's played 50 minutes or more and three of those games have been this season.
36 - Beal took 36 shots, more than any player in the NBA has attempted in a single game this season. The last player to take more than 36 was also Beal, when he put up 37 shots in Dec. of 2017. That was when he scored a career-high 51 against the Blazers.
130 - The Wizards' 138 points marked the fifth time this season they have scored 130 or more. That is the most 130-plus games they have had in a season since 1990. One more and it will their most since 1979. The all-time record, by the way, is 20 set all the way back in 1969-70. Even though this was only Game 44, it's very unlikely they will even close to that.
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