The Washington Wizards’ 2019-20 season is on hiatus, but today, I don’t want to just pile on the negative news. As always, stay indoors unless you have to work or go to the supermarket due to the spread of the coronavirus.
Today, I just wanted to reflect on Bradley Beal’s 2019-20 season. Here’s why it will always be memorable for me at least.
- Beal is averaging over 30 points a game this season — That’s good for second highest in the NBA as of the time when the season went on hiatus.
- His scoring consistency was remarkable — Yes, Beal’s shooting consistency, especially from the three-point sometimes left room to be desired. However, Beal did scored double digits in every game he appeared in the 2019-20 season. Beal also scored 25 or more points in 21 consecutive games this season from Jan. 20 to Mar. 6, the longest streak this season. When his 25 point scoring streak ended on Mar. 8 against the Miami Heat, Beal still scored 23 points!
- In March, Beal was looking even better from the three-point line — In March, Beal made 48.3 percent of his threes, or more specifically, he averaged 4.8 made threes out of 10 attempts per game. It just seemed like Panda was “aging like fine wine.” That said, Beal only averaged 42.9 percent of his shots overall in March.
- Finally, even though Beal scored over 50 points in two straight games, he also did so with great efficiency! — On Feb. 23, Beal scored 53 points in a 126-117 loss to the Chicago Bullsa He followed that up with a 55 point performance in a 137-134 loss against the Milwaukee Bucks on Feb. 24. Let’s watch the highlights: