Beal hits career-high 7 3s, Wizards beat Kings 101-95 in OT
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WASHINGTON — Despite all the turnovers, fouls and general frustration Monday night, Bradley Beal never lost his rhythm.
Beal made a career-high seven 3-pointers and finished with 31 points, and the Washington Wizards recovered after giving up a late lead and beat the Sacramento Kings 101-95 in overtime.
John Wall added 19 points and 11 assists, shaking off a career-high 11 turnovers to score six points in overtime. Beal had the other three on his last 3-pointer of the night
"John did a great job of finding me (throughout the game)," said Beal, who took a career-high 13 shots from beyond the arc. "I'm just shooting with confidence and knocking them down."
Washington had a season-high 24 giveaways, but held the Kings to three points in overtime after seeing an eight-point lead evaporate over the final 5:12 of regulation.
The Wizards won their third out of four despite allowing 36 points and a season-high 20 rebounds to Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins.
They also survived committing 15 fouls before halftime, including technicals given to Wall, Marcin Gortat and coach Scott Brooks.
"It was probably like eight, 10 minutes straight where it was just fouls, fouls, fouls or turnovers," Wall said. "It's hard to get in a rhythm but we did a great job of trying to find Brad."
Rudy Gay added 18 points, including a 3-pointer in overtime for the Kings, who were looking for their first back-to-back game sweep of the season. Cousins missed all three of his field goal attempts and a pair of free throws in the extra period.
"I'm sick about that," Cousins said. "I feel like I just choked the overtime."
Cousins had scored 10 points in the Kings' 12-4 run to close regulation, his last on a tough runner over Gortat to tie it at 92 with 10.1 seconds left.
Wall missed a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer, but hit a runner early in overtime to give Washington the lead. Beal's seventh and final 3, off Markieff Morris' kickout with 1:57 left in overtime made it 97-92 before Wall hit four free throws to seal the win.
"We're doing a better job of making strides," Beal said. "We have mishaps here and there. You're going to have them in a game. But I think we do a better job of really retaliating and getting a stop when we need to and scoring when we need to."
Kings: Coach David Joerger started the same lineup for a second straight, ending a stretch four games with at least one change. ... Sacramento fell to 1-4 in the second game of a back-to-back set.
Wizards: After making his season debut Saturday following preseason surgery on his left knee, C Ian Mahinmi missed Monday with a sore right knee, coach Scott Brooks said. ... Washington had nine of its turnovers in the second quarter.
Wall's first-quarter technical was his fourth of the season, moving him within one of Cousins, who entered Monday tied for the league lead. Gortat's came midway through the second and Brooks got his just before halftime.
Cousins' 36 points put him within two of his season high. But he shot just 16 of 34 from the floor, and 1 of 6 from beyond the arc. The Kings were 3 of 21 as a team from 3-point range.
Kelly Oubre's 10 rebounds off the bench for Washington was a career high, which combined 10 points amounted to his first ever double-double.
Kings: At Philadelphia on Wednesday night in the third game of a six-game road trip.
Wizards: Begin a three-game road swing at Oklahoma City on Wednesday night.