Bradley Beal went off for 41 points, eight assists and five rebounds in an epic overtime shootout and a heartbreaking 140-135 defeat to the reigning NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers.
In what could be an Eastern Conference playoff preview, the Washington Wizards came up just short against the league’s top team, snapping a 17-game home win streak. D.C.’s play at home has been the backbone of its recent hot streak.
So despite the loss, BB and Wizards point guard John Wall issued a thank you to the D.C. faithful for their tremendous support.
The Wiz will hit the road for a Wednesday night meeting with the Brooklyn Nets before returning to the Verizon Center, where they host the Indiana Pacers and Oklahoma City Thunder, taking them into the All-Star break.