On the heels of a 53-point explosion the night before, Bradley Beal could not be stopped Monday night against the Bucks.
Beal proved his superstar status in the league with another incredible scoring night and a ton of highlight plays against the league's best defense.
Here's a look back at how he cooked the Bucks, especially in the fourth quarter in the Wizards' 137-134 overtime loss.
The Wizards were down by as many as 20 in this game, but as we've seen time and time again from this group, they never seem to go away. Especially against good teams at home.
Beal's 3️⃣rd dunk of the night gets the crowd PUMPED!— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) February 25, 2020
Wizards' deficit down to single digits! pic.twitter.com/jM629UkD7V
As Giannis Antetokounmpo sat for most of the fourth quarter with five fouls, Beal and Shabazz Napier led a furious comeback. At one point Beal scored 17 straight points for the Wizards.
Beal was on a mission to send this one to OT 😤 pic.twitter.com/sgWO0bXkKN— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) February 25, 2020
And then another bucket.
HONESTLY WE HAVE NO WORDS! pic.twitter.com/cykqhgqOiW— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) February 25, 2020
There's a reason he's called REAL DEAL BEAL!!! pic.twitter.com/8N1ir6QtnT— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) February 25, 2020
Scott Brooks said his team was playing soft after their latest loss to the Bulls. Beal agreed with him and promptly dropped 50 points for the second consecutive night.
Beal's strides too quick for Giannis! 👊 pic.twitter.com/IRzN3XXg0C— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) February 25, 2020
Antetokounmpo is one of the best chase-down block artists the NBA has seen since LeBron James made the play one of his signature moves.
When Beal received the perfect pass from Shabazz Napier on the break, Antetokounmpo had to be on his mind. Instead of slowing down to try and draw a foul, he simply sped up as much as he could to quickly put down the pretty slam before Giannis could get his hands on it.
2️⃣ fast breaks— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) February 25, 2020
2️⃣ vicious Beal dunks pic.twitter.com/7zr9F0oNwl
After the aforementioned dunk and posterizing Andre Drummond last week, Beal's confidence going to the rim has to be at an all-time high.
That's a major reason why Beal's scoring numbers are up and why we've gotten to enjoy all these highlights over the last month.
1️⃣st: Euro step to avoid defender— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) February 25, 2020
2️⃣nd: Finish through the contact 💪
👏 Well done, Shabazz pic.twitter.com/VZjNOedZ7F
Beal wasn't the only player who didn't back down against the Bucks Monday night. Napier, who's been hot and cold since he was acquired from the Nuggets at the trade deadline, went off on the Bucks when Washington really needed it.
Part of the Wizards' problems since the All-Star break has been getting any sort of scoring production outside of Beal. Napier stepped up in a big way against the Bucks and if it wasn't for him, this game would've been ugly.
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