Ever since his now famous all-star snub, Bradley Beal has been a man on a mission. If the league wouldn’t have him at the all-star game he decided to put all his energy into leading the Washington Wizards into the playoffs. He continued his torrid play on Wednesday night as he put in 30 points to lead the Wizards to a 114-96 win over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
In scoring those 30 points, Beal extended his streak of scoring at least 25 points to 12 games. It is the longest active streak in the league.
The win gives the Wizards their fifth victory in the last seven games and they improve their chances for a second-half playoff push as they enter the all-star break just three games behind the Orlando Magic for the final playoff spot.
Also for the Wizards Davis Bertans had 16 points while Isaac Bonga had 13 and Troy Brown Jr. contributed 11.
The Wizards were helped in the victory by the poor play of the Knicks throughout, as they shot only 40.9% from the field. Julius Randle led the way for the Knicks with 21 points and 13 rebounds, while Elfrid Payton had 19 points and rookie RJ Barrett contributed 16 points.