Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Sol Tucker
In a building that hosted a 2 OT game just 24 hours ago, the Wizards seemed to want to use the energy that might have been left over in the rafters of the building to try and close out the Raptors today, unfortunately it did not fall the way of a victory tonight for the Wizards.
Bradley Beal had his second triple-double of the season, collecting season highs of 43 points and 15 assists along with 10 rebounds. His 3-pointer with 20.4 seconds left in regulation tied it at 124 to force overtime. His jumper with 6.8 seconds to play in the first overtime tied it at 131.
Beal joined Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history with multiple games of 40 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds in a season. Robertson had three such games in 1961-62.
After the game Bradley Beal did not talk to the media regarding his performance, but on the other side of the winning locker room Kawhi Leonard had a good bit to say about the game.
“It shouldn’t come down to the last possession,” Leonard said. “We need to close out games better.”