The Washington Wizards lost 137-134 to the Milwaukee Bucks in overtime on Monday night. Beal and Napier combined for 82 points.
At the end of the first quarter, the Wizards were down by five points and the Bucks were able to extend their lead to 10 points, with a 57-47 lead, by the end of the first half.
In the first half Beal led with 15 points, going 4-for-10 from the field. After his missed attempts he immediately looked to redeem himself.
The Bucks were led by Khris Middleton in the first half with 14 points off of 5-for-8 from the field. Eric Bledsoe added 10 points.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, who scored 8 first-half points, faced some foul trouble early on but it didn’t affect his playing time. He picked up his second foul with just under 11 minutes left in the second quarter and before the first half ended he had three fouls.
His foul trouble continued in the second half, picking up his fourth foul with nine minutes left in the third quarter. Luckily for the Wizards, before the fourth quarter ended Giannis fouled out of the game. He scored 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds before leaving the game.
Despite having four fouls in the second half, Beal was still going hard at the defense. Check out the mean dunk over Khris Middleton he put down:
Look out below #WizBucks | @RealDealBeal23 pic.twitter.com/lmY6kzV98S— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) February 25, 2020
Napier came out in the second have ready to make an impact. After only scoring three points in the first half, he found his rhythm and finished the evening with 27 points.
Beal was unstoppable in the fourth quarter. He put the team on his back and made crucial shots to get his team back in the game.
He carried his team into overtime but ultimately couldn’t secure the win. The shooting guard finished with a career-high 55 points. He’s also the first player in franchise history with back-to-back 50-point games.
There's a reason he's called REAL DEAL BEAL!!! pic.twitter.com/8N1ir6QtnT— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) February 25, 2020
For the Bucks, Khris Middleton led with 40 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Eric Bledsoe scored 23 points.
The Wizards will be back home on Wednesday, Feb. 26, when they host the Brooklyn Nets. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. ET.