The Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal on Wednesday set a career record, scoring 60 points in a single game but his team lost to the Philadelphia 76ers, 141-136.
The 27-year-old guard had also 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the Wizards in Philadelphia.
Wizards’ point guard Russell Westbrook had a “double-double” with 20 points and 12 assists.
Davis Bertans tallied 17 points for the Wizards.
The 76ers’ top scorer was Joel Embiid. The 26-year-old center had 38 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.
Sixers’ sharpshooter Seth Curry poured in with 28 points, while Tobias Harris and Shake Milton each scored 19 points.
The 76ers’ Turkish shooting guard Furkan Korkmaz did not play in this game.
Following the win, Philadelphia top Eastern Conference standings with 7-1 win/loss record in the regular season.
The Wizards had their 6th loss of the season, they won 2 games.
NBA players protest social injustice, US turmoil
In the other game of the night Milwaukee Bucks won against Detroit Pistons 130-115 in Milwaukee.
The Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo tallied 25 points. Meanwhile, Pistons’ Jerami Grant scored 31 points and had 10 rebounds.
After the opening tip, players of both teams have taken a knee to protest the social injustice in the US and the US Capitol breach.
A similar protest was also held in the Miami Heat – Boston Celtics game as both team players did the same act during the US national anthem in Miami.
The Celtics won the match 107-105 as Jayson Tatum scored 27 points. The Heat’s Jimmy Butler tallied 26 points.
No charges will be filed against the white police officer who last August shot Jacob Blake, who is Black, leaving him paralyzed, Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley said Tuesday.
So before the games, the players protested the Kenosha attorney’s decision.
Separately on Wednesday, supporters of President Donald Trump protesting Congress’ certification of Joe Biden’s presidential win clashed with police, eventually breaching the Capitol building and making their way to the Senate floor.
At least four people died after the mob breached the building, including one woman shot by Capitol Police.
Trump and his political allies have for months alleged that the election he lost to Biden by 7 million votes was rigged, stoking his supporters with conspiracy theories that have been repeatedly rejected in court and by the US Justice Department.
Magic’s Fultz faces major knee injury
The Orlando Magic point guard Markelle Fultz will be unavailable for the 2020-21 season as the 22-year-old got the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) torn in his left knee on Wednesday night.
Fultz was injured in the first quarter while driving to the rim in the match against Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Orlando Magic PR said on Twitter that Fultz underwent medical scans and will be sidelined for the remainder of the season over the ACL injury.
The Magic without Fultz beat Cavaliers 105-94 in Orlando.
Indiana Pacers – Houston Rockets: 114-107
Orlando Magic – Cleveland Cavaliers: 105-94
Philadelphia 76ers – Washington Wizards: 141-136
Atlanta Hawks – Charlotte Hornets: 94-102
New York Knicks – Utah Jazz: 112-100
Miami Heat – Boston Celtics: 105-107
New Orleans Pelicans – Oklahoma City Thunder: 110-111
Milwaukee Bucks – Detroit Pistons: 130-115
Phoenix Suns – Toronto Raptors: 123-115
Sacramento Kings – Chicago Bulls: 128-124
Golden State Warriors – Los Angeles Clippers: 101-108
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