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Bradley Beal 1st Player Since Kobe Bryant with 50 Points on Consecutive Nights

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistFebruary 25, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC -  FEBRUARY 24: Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards handles the ball during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks on February 24, 2020 at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Not much has gone right for the 20-36 Washington Wizards this season, but Bradley Beal has at least provided a silver lining with his notable performances.

He dazzled again Monday with 55 points on 19-of-33 shooting from the field and 8-of-13 shooting from deep during a 137-134 overtime loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Still, his team didn't have enough to outlast 40 points from Khris Middleton and a more balanced effort from the Bucks.  

"I was just locked in and I was having fun," Beal said after the game, per Fred Katz of The Athletic. "It was definitely the most fun game I've ever played in."

Beal made history in the process, becoming the first player in franchise history with back-to-back 50-point games and just the 11th player in league history to accomplish the feat:

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@RealDealBeal23 and the 11th in NBA history.... HISTORY.

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ALL-TIME LIST OF PLAYERS WITH BACK-TO-BACK 53-POINT GAMES 1. Wilt Chamberlain 2. James Harden And now… 3. Bradley Beal

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Bradley Beal has tied Gilbert Arenas for the most 50-point games in Wizards/Bullets franchise history with three.

He scored 53 points in Sunday's 126-117 loss to the Chicago Bulls.

NBA Stats noted the University of Florida product is the first player to score 50 points on consecutive days since Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant did so in March 2007.

Still, the Wizards were four games behind the Orlando Magic for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference entering play and have lost three games in a row. Beal is doing what he can to keep the team afloat without the injured John Wall, but it hasn't been enough to this point.

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