Bradley Beal scored 40 points for the second straight night on Saturday as the Wizards took out the Memphis Grizzlies at home. He also set a career-high for threes.
Here are some numbers to put his recent play into perspective...
40-40: Beal became just the second player in Wizards/Bullets franchise history to score 40 points or more on back-to-back nights. The other was Hall of Famer Walt Bellamy, who accomplished the feat back in 1962.
8: Beal is the eighth Wizards or Bullets player to score 40 in consecutive games. The list includes a host of franchise greats: Gilbert Arenas, Michael Jordan (twice), Elvin Hayes, Earl Monroe, Bernard King, Bellamy and Juwan Howard.
5: This was Beal's fifth 40-point game of the 2018-19 season. Only four players in franchise history have had more such games in one year: Arenas, King, Bellamy and Monroe. Beal's five are a new personal best and tie Jordan, who had five in the 2001-02 campaign.
26.2: With the two 40-point games, Beal raised his season scoring average from 25.8 to 26.2. That moved him to 10th in the NBA and fourth in the East in points per game this season.
9: Beal set a career-high with nine threes against Memphis. Only once in franchise history has a player made more in a game; Trevor Ariza who hit 10 back in 2014. Beal is just the sixth player in franchise history to make eight or more in one game. The others are Ariza (twice), Arenas, Rex Chapman, Bojan Bogdanovic and DeShawn Stevenson.
7: Beal also had seven threes on Friday night against Charlotte. He is the first player in franchise history to have seven threes or more in back-to-back games. The NBA record for games with seven threes or more is three. Four players have done it, including Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.
17: Beal's 40 points against Memphis came on only 17 shots. He is the 50th player in league history to drop 40 or more points on 17 or fewer shot attempts and the first this season. The only other guy to do it in franchise history was Arenas, who scored 46 points on only 16 shots back in 2006.
25-5-5: Beal is now averaging 26.2 points, 5.6 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game this season. No player in franchise history has put up a 25-5-5 season. He is one of six players on track to do so this year and the other five are a who's who of perennial MVP candidates: James Harden, LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant and Curry.
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