The Wizards fell to the Toronto Raptors 140-138 in double overtime on Sunday afternoon, an instant classic despite the disappointing result for Washington. Here are some numbers to put it all into perspective…
9 – With 43 points, Bradley Beal has now scored 40 points or more in nine different games. That pushes him past Michael Jordan on the all-time list of most 40-point games in Wizards/Bullets franchise history. Beal is sixth and behind Gilbert Arenas (28), Walt Bellamy (23), Bernard King (13), Elvin Hayes (13) and Earl Monroe (10). John Wall, by the way, has done it five times.
40-15-10 – Beal played arguably the best game of his career. On top of his 43 points, he had 15 assists, 10 rebounds, three steals and two blocks. According to ESPN, he is just the second player in NBA history to have multiple games with a line of at least 40-15-10 in one season. The other was Mr. Triple-double, Oscar Robertson, who accomplished the feat in the 1961-62 campaign.
2 – As noted above, this was Beal’s second career triple-double and his second of this season. His other one featured similar numbers, back on Dec. 22 when he dropped 40 points along with 15 assists and 11 rebounds in a triple-overtime win over the Phoenix Suns.