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Magical Pixels, Wizards vs. Heat: Beal goes off in 100-82 win

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Bradley Beal was feeling it last night against the Heat.

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The Washington Wizards picked up their first preseason victory with a doozy of a win, 100-82 over the defending champion Miami Heat. Sure, it's preseason, but the Big Three played a decent amount of minutes and, judging from some monster dunks and subsequent gyrating, certainly seemed to be giving it a good effort.

Regardless, the Wizards looked good, particularly when playing small lineups, and Bradley Beal was the star of the game, scoring 29 points on 10-of-15 shooting, and 4-of-8 from three-point range.

That kind of performance got people talking on Twitscape.

So yeah, Beal had a great game, particularly given his (admittedly limited) history playing up against Dwyane Wade.


Anyway, aside from Beal, John Wall had a solid game with 13 points, eight assists and five steals, and both Trevors were in the starting lineup and played well. Trevor Ariza scored 13 points and hauled in nine rebounds, while Trevor Booker recorded eight points and five boards on 4-of-5 shooting. Kevin Seraphin also got the start, but again struggled, scoring only two points on 1-of-6 shooting, and pulling down one rebound in 21 minutes.

Al Harrington gave the Wizards some punch off the bench with 14 points (including three treys), and Glen Rice Jr. continued to look solid, with eight points in 16 minutes.

Speaking of which, it can't be a Wizards preseason game without the obligatory...

Any other takeaways?

We can only hope. #fingerscrossed

For more coverage of the game, check out Umair's recap, as well as Thomas' in-depth look at what makes Beal a special scorer. Here's some postgame interviews with Randy WittmanBealWallArizaHarringtonBooker and LeBron James, courtesy of Monumental Network.

More recaps can be found here: [CSN WashingtonAPWiz of AwesTed's TakeOfficial team blogHot Hot Hoops]

As for game highlights, here ya go.