Story By: Sol Tucker
Photos By: Sol Tucker
For many years, I have always said if there was one player I wanted to take in the final minute to help win a game, it would be Bradley Beal. His resilience even when his team is down 10 points with under 2 minutes may be the best in the NBA.. problem is, he can not be the only guy every night if this team expects crawl out from under this losing pattern.
One of the problems for the Wizards tonight against the Magic is that they had one of their own players in Markelle Fultz that is emerging into one of the upcoming players in the NBA that took over for all of the hard work Beal put into getting his team right to where they needed to win this game tonight.
Fultz made his first six field-goal attempts — including two from 3-point range — and finished with a season-high 19 points while Nikola Vucevic poured in a season-high 30 points..
“We just have to find a way to get stops more than what we did in that final minute tonight,” said Wizards Head Coach Scott Brooks. “Brad had us right there and I couldn’t ask him to do anything more than he did in the final minute, we just came up short.”
Beal scored a game-high 34 points to lead the Wizards (3-8). C.J. Miles had 21 points and Davis Bertans had 15 for the Wizards.