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Beal Helps 5-Win Wizards Stun Thunder

Alex Brandon/AP

Bradley Beal was dragging, having logged more minutes than anyone else, and complaining during an earlier timeout that he was tired. Coach Randy Wittman saw the 19-year-old slouching and gasping but was in no position to cut him any slack with the Washington Wizards more undermanned than usual Monday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

“Coach said, ‘If you think I’m taking you out, you’re crazy,’ ” Beal said with a grin.

So he played on, and with the game tied following a Read Full Article »

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