Beal, Wizards add to Heat’s woes
Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards in action during a game against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center on January 26, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Carmen Mandato/Getty Images/AFP
NBA leading scorer Bradley Beal posted a game-high 32 points to lead the Washington Wizards past host Miami Heat 103-100 on Wednesday.
The Wizards recorded just their second win in the past seven games.
With the Wizards ahead 101-100, Miami’s Goran Dragic missed a closely guarded drive with 9.9 seconds left. Ish Smith grabbed the deflected rebound for the Wizards and made two free throws with 5.8 seconds remaining.
32 PTS for @RealDealBeal23 in the @WashWizards win. 🔥
His 17 straight games of 25+ points are the most to open the season since 1976-77, eclipsing MJ’s streak of 16 in 1988-89! pic.twitter.com/zczyNsmcRM
— NBA (@NBA) February 4, 2021
The Heat’s last possession resulted in Tyler Herro’s unsuccessful 3-point attempt from beyond the top of the key.
Miami, which lost its second straight game, was led by Herro’s 20 points, and Jimmy Butler had 19 points, nine assists and eight rebounds.
Washington’s Russell Westbrook, coming off a triple-double on Tuesday in a loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, was rested on Wednesday.
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