Washington Wizards star guard Bradley Beal scored a career-high 60 points against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night but he was "pissed off and mad" because his team didn't end on the winning side. Beal played lights out against the 76ers but that wasn't enough for his team to claim a win as Philadelphia won 141-136 to push Washington to a 2-6 record.
"I'm pissed off," Beal said after the game, per ESPN. "I'm mad. I don't count [them]. ... Any of my career highs, they've been in losses. So I don't give a damn. You can throw it right out the window with the other two or three I've had.
"I just want to win. Sometimes you might be able to score 40, 50, 60, whatever the case may be, but I just want to win, whatever that looks like. We came up a little bit short tonight."
Beal thought Philadelphia played better in key moments
The two teams were all tied at 131-131 before Philadelphia scored six consecutive points to open a 139-131 lead.
There was no coming back for Washington as Philadelphia then routinely closed out the match. "I think they got stops and made more plays than we did down the stretch," Beal said, when asked what the difference was late.
"I think [Joel] Embiid hit a tough 3 ... they were making a lot of shots. They hit a lot of tough shots. "They shot 60% from the field and 62% from 3. You can't win a game like that." Beal, who has been a Wizard since 2012, said it was hard to see what was happening in the U.S.
Capitol on Wednesday. "It's very emotional," Beal said. "It's very disheartening in a lot of ways, because just the lack of sense of urgency there was to respond to what was going on versus protesters and Black Lives Matter over the summer.
That was a direct standout from all over the world. Everybody addressed the same issue." Also, Washington suffered a blow toward the end of the game as star guard Russell Westbrook had to leave the game inside the final minute after dislocation his finger.
Westbrook was once again near a triple-double as he finished the game with 20 points, 8 rebounds and 12 assists in 39 minutes. "That s--- hurt," Westbrook acknowledged after the game. "But I'll be all right."