After a failed performance of the U.S. National Anthem by Fergie, Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal began his first career NBA All-Star game at Staples Center.
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal enjoyed the winning side of the NBA All-Star Game 2018 as Team LeBron defeated Team Stephen 148-145.
In a night of the NBA’s top players, Beal had his moments with four 3-point field goals and 14 points in 16 minutes of action.
Assisted by team captain LeBron James, Beal scored his first career NBA All-Star field goal with 5:23 left in the first quarter.
A couple minutes later, Beal sunk his first shot from beyond the arc for Team LeBron, cutting the deficit to two points. Beal later returned to action late in the second quarter and hit a 3-pointer one second later.
Beal last stretch of minutes came in the latter half of the third quarter and into the start of the fourth as he collected a few more from 3-point range.
Reaction and highlights from Bradley Beal’s first All-Star Game
In one of the more intriguing and defensive All-Star games in awhile, Team LeBron beat Team Stephen in the new All-Star format, throwing away the traditional Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference.
James scored an All-Star game-high 29 points and nearly finished with a triple-double with 10 rebounds and eight assists. As a result, LeBron was named Kia All-Star MVP.
In one last chance to bring the game to overtime, LeBron, Durant, and Irving swamped Curry, preventing him from getting any type of shot off.
The other Washington Wizards All-Star John Wall was in attendance and went through most pregame traditions despite not being able to play in his fifth consecutive All-Star selection.
The Washington Wizards return to action Thursday, Feb. 22 on the road to take on LeBron and the Cleveland Cavaliers in a nationally televised game on TNT. In fact, the Wizards come off the All-Star break with back-to-back games with another game Friday, Feb. 23 at home against the Charlotte Hornets.