11:47 PM ET
Bradley Beal might have set a career high with 60 points Wednesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, but that did nothing to improve his mood following the Washington Wizards‘ 141-136 loss at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center.
“I’m pissed off,” Beal said. “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’s 60 points also tied the Wizards’ franchise record, set by Gilbert Arenas in 2006. He was on fire through the first three quarters, pouring in 57 points in the game’s first 36 minutes. But after Washington made up a 10-point deficit to start the fourth quarter with Beal on the bench, he returned with the Wizards tied at 119 with 7 minutes, 50 seconds remaining in the game.