Bradley Beal had to sit out overtime of Sunday’s (PHT) 133-132 win over the Pacers with a left hamstring strain, the team confirmed. Beal will be evaluated further on Monday (PHT).
Injury update on Bradley Beal: left hamstring strain; he will be evaluated further tomorrow.— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) May 9, 2021
Beal, who left early in the third quarter with a tweaked ankle before returning, finished the game with 50 points on 19-for-31 shooting in 39 minutes.
“He tweaked his hamstring,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said after the game. “Actually, he tweaked his ankle and we didn’t want to push it at the end. He wanted to but our guys told him not to push it. Hopefully, it’s not too serious.”
Ish Smith on Bradley Beal dropping 50 while getting injured twice: "That was pretty special... he put his body on the line. He came back and had a heroic performance."— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) May 9, 2021
Beal’s presence is greatly needed for a Washington team fighting for a spot in the State Farm Play-In Tournament. Sunday’s win elevated the Wizards to the No. 9 seed.
Beal, who is battling Stephen Curry for the scoring title, is averaging 31.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists this season. He has scored at least 25 points in 71 of his last 82 games and has eight games this season with 40 or more points.