Listen to him Bradley Beal claimed his status franchise player and with 27 points led the balanced attack of the Washington Wizards, who beat the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday 122-111.
The pivot Montrezl Harrell was also decisive in victory by contributing a double-double of 25 points and 13 rebounds with the Wizards going 4-1 at the start of the new season.
The Washington team confirmed that the players obtained with the transfer of point guard Russell Westbrook to the Los Angeles Lakers has been a success under the direction of the new coach. Wes Unseld Jr.
Despite having the loss of the starting guard Spencer Dinwiddie, the Wizards attack was supported by five players who finished the game with double-digit numbers, including power forward Kyle Kuzma, who achieved 21 points, captured 8 rebounds and recovered 3 balls.
Kuzma also entered the Westbrook trade to the Lakers, who unlike the Wizards have a losing record of 2-3.
Washington rested Dinwiddie, who had missed most of the previous season with a knee injury. The Wizards played on consecutive nights.
Also, Washington lacked starting center Daniel Gafford due to a thigh ailment. Harrell delivered his second impressive encounter in a row, in place of Gafford.
He had 25 points and 11 rebounds on Wednesday, during a Boston win over the Celtics. Gafford played just seven minutes of that engagement.
The Hawks cut a 20-point deficit to just five in the fourth quarter, but Harrell dunked off a pass from Beal.
Another spectacular dunk from Beal himself put the score at 115-106, which would give the Washington team peace of mind for the final stretch of the game.
Power forward John Collins, With a double-double of 28 points and 13 rebounds, he was the leader of the Hawks (3-2), who suffered their second loss so far this new season.
The star base Trae Young also had a double-double of 15 points and 13 assists., but he made just 6 of 17 shots from the field.