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Bradley Beal has never had more on his plate offensively than with this year's Wizards team.
The Wizards play the Kings on Sunday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
He's surrounded by talented young players, but his ability to make plays for others and score with a ton of attention on him is the main reason why the Wizards are second in offensive efficiency right now.
Beal struggled shooting the ball over the first eight games of the year, shooting just 39 percent from the floor. He was bound to progress back to his mean as an elite shooter, and over the last five games for Washington, he's been historically great.
@ Boston: 44 points, six assists, 17-27 FG
@ Minnesota: 44 points, 10 assists, 15-22 FG
@ Orlando: 34 points, eight assists, 12-26 FG
vs San Antonio: 33 points, four assists, 14-24 FG
vs Charlotte: 30 points, 12 assists, 10-19 FG
That's good for an average of 37 points and eight assists per game on 66 percent shooting.
And that's not all. Beal's streak of five consecutive 30-plus-point games has only been surpassed by only a handful of other players in franchise history:
Walt Bellamy 12 01/24/1962 02/10/1962
Walt Bellamy 7 12/13/1961 12/26/1961
Earl Monroe 7 01/20/1968 01/31/1968
Bernard King 6 11/03/1990 11/16/1990
Walt Bellamy 6 11/24/1964 12/04/1964
Beal's next two games come against the 20th-ranked defense in the Kings and the third-ranked Nuggets. If he can tie King on Sunday, Beal will really have to earn his place atop the Wizards' history books on the road in Denver.
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