Bradley Bell He may have hit his career high with 60 points Wednesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, but that did nothing to improve his mood after the Washington Wizards lost 141-136 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
Bill said: “I’m angry.” “I’m crazy. I don’t count [them]. … none of the highest levels of my career, they took a loss. So I don’t care. You can throw it right out the window with the two or three others I have.
“I just want to win. Sometimes you might be able to score 40, 50, 60, whatever the case, but I just want to win, whatever that looks like. We got a little while tonight.”
Beal’s 60 points tied for the Wizards record of excellence scored by Gilbert Arenas in 2006. He caught fire during the first three quarters, collecting 57 points in the first 36 minutes of the game. But after Washington made a 10-point deficit to start the fourth quarter with Bale on the bench, he returned with the Wizards drawn at 119 with 7 minutes, 50 seconds remaining in the game.
However, from that point on, Bell had only fired one shot and then split a pair of meaningless free throws in the last 10 seconds with the game out of everyone’s reach, like Philadelphia – which paid 61.7% of the pitch and went 18 seconds. -29 (62.1%) from 3-point range – Shoot enough shots to finally exit a high-score slow-motion battle.
“I think they stopped doing more plays than we did in the long run,” Bell said when asked about the late lead. “Think [Joel] Embiid 3 hit hard … they were taking a lot of shots. They hit a lot of hard shots.
“They paid 60% of the field and 62% of 3. You cannot win a game like this.”
For Bale, events in Washington consumed the afternoon before the match, as a crowd of people supporting President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol.
Bell made his home in Washington more than eight years ago since the Wizards took him third in the 2012 NBA Draft. He said it was hard to see what was happening and not to think about how things would have changed if the people who broke into the Capitol were from The blacks.
Sixers coach Doc Rivers and the Atlanta Hawks’ Lloyd Pearce echoed the sentiments earlier on Wednesday.
It’s very touching, Bill said. “It’s very frustrating in many ways, because just the lack of a sense of urgency was to respond to what was happening against the protesters and black lives mattered over the summer. It was a direct lead from all over the world. Everyone addressed the same problem.”
Earlier Wednesday, Bill retweeted a post from President Trump from the summer, when Trump said anyone violating federal property during the Black Lives Matter protests in Portland, Oregon, would face 10 years in prison.
“So we will see if his foot is in his mouth or is this something that really represents him,” Bill said. “Because of the people who were invading the Capitol … they invaded the Capitol. Nobody has heard of it.
“It’s frustrating that this is where we are with the country.”
Bill, who added that he was frustrated about the decision not to indict the officers involved in the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last summer, said that patience will be required for the age of change that he and many others have spent within the NBA community. Plenty of time to fight for it.
“We keep fighting well,” Bill said. “We keep standing up to these lawmakers and politicians and we keep hammering the hammer on the changes that are being made, but the biggest thing is the word q – patience. The changes won’t happen overnight. We have to understand what that looks like and what that means.
“Patience will be required.”
Meanwhile, the Sixers improved to a 7-1 best in the league thanks to another excellent performance from Embiid, who finished with 38 points on a 11-to-20 shot – after losing his first six shots – to line up with 8 rebounds. , 5 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocks in 37 minutes.
Typically, Embiid hasn’t been completely shy in giving himself credit for dragging him into winning one big game after another.
“They paid me to take over,” Ambed said. “They are pushing me to take control. This is my job.
“I always give credit to my team-mates. [But] I’m done.”
Meanwhile, Embiid’s longtime enemy, Russell Westbrook, He left the match at the last minute and headed straight to the locker room while holding his right hand. After the match, Westbrook said he had taken off a finger and was unsure if it would require him to miss any time.
“It’s painful,” said Westbrook, who finished the match with 20 points, 8 rebounds and 12 assists in 39 minutes. “But I’ll be fine.”