A solid third quarter from the Washington Wizards propels them over the Golden State Warriors 124-110. Outscoring the Warriors 31-19 in the third quarter helped set the tone for the Wizards to push their lead even further.
Bradley Beal finished with 34 points, eight assists and five steals. One of his steals even led to this put-back.
Picked his pocket ➡️ Got the bucket! pic.twitter.com/CoeTVtkWPm— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) March 2, 2020
Davis Bertans added 29 points and was 8-10 from three-point range. The Wizards performed stellar from beyond the arc shooting 20-30.
Unlike in the first half, Beal was able to get some help in the second half and remained selfless passing the rock around getting everyone involved. Rui Hachimura and Thomas Bryant added 15 and 12 respectively.
A respectful nod to the Warriors defense who held Beal to seven points in the second half. On the offensive side for Golden State, Andrew Wiggins led his team with 27 points, while the bench had a combined 51 points.
First Half Shenanigans
Beal broke a 58-year franchise record by scoring 25+ points in 18 straight games. In the first half, he finished with 27 points, 22 in the first quarter.
Bradley Beal sets a new franchise record with 18 straight games of 25+ points...in the second quarter.— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) March 2, 2020
It's his world, we're all just livin' in it pic.twitter.com/OrzrpMuszK
He also shot 6-8 from three-point range. However, Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr made adjustments and was able to double-team Beal holding him to just five points in the second quarter alone.
Although Beal was hot in the first half, Washington desperately needed some help from anyone on the Wizards roster as the next highest scorer was Bryant with 10 points. A big plus in the first half was the Wizards shooting 11-16 from behind the arc, but again the lack of offensive from other players allowed Golden State to remain close in the game only down 63-57 in the first half.
This win puts the Wizards four games out of the eighth seed.
Washington Wizards remain on the road visiting the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night at 10 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Washington.