NBA 2020-21: 5 Stats to know about Bradley Beal’s Career-High 60 points against the Philadelphia 76ers

Jan 6, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) drives against Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) during the first quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

NBA 2020-21: Bradley Beal matched Gilbert Arenas’ franchise record, scoring a career-high 60 points in the Washington Wizards’ 141-136 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Bradley Beal continued his red-hot start to the season, setting a new career-high with 60 points in the Washington Wizards’ 141-136 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.

He tied his previous career-high of 55 late in the third quarter, finishing the period with 57 points, before going cold in the fourth.

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Knowing him, he’s pissed. He scored 60 points, and we lost … he’s all about winning,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said postgame

Beal’s 60 came on an efficient 20-of-35 from the field (57.1%), 7-of-10 from the 3-point line, and 13-of-15 at the charity stripe.

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Five key stats

  • Beal tied Gilbert Arenas’ franchise record of 60 points (2006).
  • Beal (4) has now passed Gilbert Arenas (3) for most 50-point games in franchise history.

  • His historic night also saw him become the third Wizards player to score 30 points in a half in the last 20 years, after piling up 32 at the break on 11-of-16 from the field. The other two players to do so are (34 points in 2001) and Gilbert Arenas (33 points in 2006 and 30 in 2007).
  • Beal became the 20th player in NBA history to score 60 or more points in a loss, per Basketball-Reference.

Through eight games this season, Beal is averaging a league-leading 34.3 points per game on 47.9 percent shooting from the field and 37.5 percent from the 3-point line.

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