Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal Takes Over in Win Over Atlanta Hawks

The Washington Wizards gutted out a 119-116 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night thanks to a showcase performance from Bradley Beal. The three-time All Star scored a season-high 37 points while adding three rebounds, seven assists, and one steal.

Beal's points didn't come easy. He hit an efficient 17 of 30 field goal attempts and was only sent to the foul line twice. It was his ninth 30+ point game of the season, and it lifted his season averages to 23.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game with a career-best .604 true shooting percentage. 

The win lifted the Wizards to 29-32 and 10th in the Eastern Conference. Despite Beal playing arguably his most efficient ball ever and Kyle Kuzma and Kristaps Porzingis pitching in with 20+ points per game apiece, the Wizards don't look like a serious contender. Their trio of stars all appear to have plateaued, and they'll need to seriously consider drastically rebuilding their roster in the draft and free agency.

The Wizards host the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night.

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