Bradley Beal capped an improbable comeback with this 3-pointer at the end of regulation to force overtime against the Timberwolves on Saturday night.
The Wizards were down by 4 after a Derrick Rose jumper with 15.5 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Beal quickly responded with what he thought was three—except his foot was on the line, so the Wizards only cut the deficit to two. Keita Bates-Diop split a pair of free throws, which left the door open for Washington. Beal took the quick layup to cut the lead to one with 3.5 seconds left.
The Wizards sent Rose to the free throw line, where he made both free throws to put Minnesota back up by 3. Washington had one last chance to extend the game, and Beal did it by shaking free of Taj Gibson to get off a shot right before the buzzer.
Beal’s heroics couldn’t save Washington from their ultimate fate, however. The Wizards only scored 9 points in the overtime period and fell to the Timberwolves 135-130. Still, it was nice to see Washington come through with nice execution in a tight spot to extend a game that seemed out of reach.