Update: Beal finished with 60 points on 20-of-35 shooting with 7 rebounds and six assists. He made seven of his 10 shots from beyond the arc. He leads all players with 79.25 DKFP and is probably a key piece in optimal lineups everywhere. He was $9,000 in the 11-game main slate and it’ll be interesting to see what his ownership and salary look like for Thursday’s game against the Boston Celtics.
The Washington Wizards are facing off against the Philadelphia 76ers for the second time this year on Wednesday and Bradley Beal is out for blood. The Wizards’ star shooting guard torched Philadelphia in his team's season opener with 31 points and has already eclipsed that mark in the second meeting between the two squads.
Beal has scored 32 points on 11-of-16 shooting at the break and is 4-of-5 from beyond the arc. He’s also 6-of-7 from the charity stripe with 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and a steal. His efforts haven’t been enough to keep the game close though, as the 76ers have amassed an 82-67 lead.
It’s very possible that Beal will go for a new season-high by the time this game is done. He dropped 39 against the Orlando Magic in Washington’s second game of the season and could easily eclipse that make if his hot hand stays with him in the second half.