Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards overcame a 27-point deficit to head into the All-Star break on a high note, defeating the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.
The Wiz allowed 72 points in the first half and trailed by 21 at the break, but they outscored the Knicks 39-15 in the third quarter to pull themselves back into the game and pull out a victory.
The Panda was phenomenal in his final game before his first All-Star appearance. Brad shot 14-22, scoring 36 points and recording seven assists and five boards.
The Wiz turned it on in the second half and regained the lead in the third quarter and held on in the fourth to secure the win.
Otto Porter Jr. and Ian Mahinmi were also huge in this one, combining for 39 points, and Tomas Satoransky added nine points and 11 assists from the starting point guard spot.
The Wizards’ 27-point comeback was the largest in the NBA this season, which brings the Wizards into the All-Star break on a positive note, sitting at fourth place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 33-24.
No. 3 will be headed to Los Angeles for his first career All-Star game, and he will be participating in the JBL Three-Point Contest on NBA All-Star’s Saturday Night.
The Saturday night coverage will begin at 8pm ET with the Skills Challenge, followed by the Three-Point Contest and the Dunk Contest. All Saturday night events will be aired on TNT.
The 67th annual NBA All-Star Game will tip off at Staples Center on Sunday at 8pm ET on TNT.