Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal registered his first triple-double of his career and helped his squad escaped the visiting Phoenix Suns, 149-146.
Beal’s triple-double (40 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds) is just one of the highlights of tonight’s game, his 40-point performance plus his ten points in the deciding period were also the icing of the cake in another thrilling NBA game.
“I will never try to go out and get a triple-double,” Beal said. “It’s the hardest thing to do.”
The Wizards played without their other key players. John Wall is out due to illness while Dwight Howard (back) and Otto Porter (knee) are also in the sidelines due to their respective injuries.
Phoenix Suns coach Igor Kokoskov shown appreciation to Bradley Beal on how he adjusted his game by considering the fact that many of their stars were unavailable for the game.
“When your best player is not playing, the other guys take on more responsibilities,” Kokoskov said. “Beal was, he came ready and understanding that his role tonight was going to be different.”
Trevor Ariza who was earlier dealt to the Wizards by the Suns via a trade and just made his first game against his former team.
Ariza logged 14 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for the winning team where he played 54 minutes.
Wizards twenty-one-year old center and second-year man Thomas Bryant make the most of his time by logging 31 points and 13 rebounds.
.@RealDealBeal23 with his first career triple-double and your @Biofreeze Performance of the Night.#WizSuns | #DCFamily pic.twitter.com/OailXlmJRG
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) December 23, 2018
Braynt was last year’s second round pick for Washington had an amazing performance as he go head-to-head versus this year’s top overall pick DeAndre Ayton who tried to counter with his 26 points and 17 rebounds.
Devin Booker tried to carry Phoenix along with T.J. Warren who scored 33 points and 28 points respectively.
With the Washington recent victory, they have strengthen their 11th spot in the Eastern Conference (13-20) while Phoenix added more losses to their record and currently at the very bottom of the Western Conference standings at 8-25.