Bradley Beal scored a career-high 37 points but it was not enough as the Wizards fell to the Grizzlies in Memphis, 92-89. The Wizards trailed by as many as 16 in the second half and Beal led them all the way back to briefly hold the lead in the fourth quarter, but the Grizzlies responded and held on for the win. John Wall had a three attempt at the buzzer to send it to OT but it rimmed out. Nene also put forth a strong performance in the loss, as he finished with 17 points on 7/13 shooting. For the Grizzlies, it was Nick Calathes who really shined in replacement of Mike Conley. He had the second best scoring night of his career, going for 18 points on 8/12 shooting and also chipped in seven boards and six assists.

Key Moment

The Wizards got all the way back from down 16 with 5:47 to play in the game, as a Nene 20 foot jumper gave the Wizards a two point lead. The Wizards could not back it up as they went ice cold over the next several minutes, allowing the Grizzlies to go on a 9-2 run which the Wizards would never recover from.

Player of the Game

Bradley Beal's night was special as he went for a career-high 37 points, almost singlehandedly getting the Wizards back in to the game. He shot 15/24 from the field including 5/7 from long distance. He also chipped in five boards and two assists.

Key Number

92. The 92 points the Grizzlies scored in the win marks the first time in over a month that the Wizards have lost while conceding under 100 points.

Unsung Hero

Kevin Seraphin turned in a very solid performance off the bench, particularly on the defensive end. He scored four points, pulled down six boards and blocked four shots in his 25 minutes.

By: Jacob Raim

Field Goal %: 45.9%
3 Point %: 29.2%
Assists: 14
Rebounds: 33
Opponents Field Goal %: 47.1%

Points: Bradley Beal - 37
Rebounds: Gortat and Seraphin - 6
Assists: John Wall - 5
Blocks: Kevin Seraphin - 4
Steals: Temple and Nene - 3