John Wall and Bradley Beal scored 28 points each to lead the Wizards to a 122-103 win over the Raptors on Friday night in Game 3 of their playoff series. Washington needed the House of Guards to both have strong performances to have any chance of winning this series. And fortunately, we got that last night.
John Wall stayed aggressive by driving often to the rim
Wall has played strong all series where he’s averaged 26.7 points a game all series. But his three point shot wasn’t falling in Game 2 or Game 3 where he’s a combined 0 of 6 from deep.
When things like this happen, Wall could just settle for more shots and get into a slump. Instead, he drove a lot to the basket and made 7 of 10 shots at very close range and 12 of 23 from the field. Here’s his shot chart from last night:
Bradley Beal regains his shooting form after a lackluster Game 2
On Tuesday, Beal failed to score in double digits in the Game 2 loss. But he shot 10 of 19 from the field and made four of his nine three point shots.
Beal’s shot chart looks more like the sharp shootin’ All-Star we’ve come to know and love over the past six seasons.
Wall and Beal give each other credit after the win
After the win, Wall gave credit to Beal for being more aggressive and that he wanted to keep Washington’s playoff home game winning streak alive. And Beal credited Wall for getting him going.
Keep it up House of Guards.