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Al-Farouq Aminu

Beal has career-high 51, Wizards down Trail Blazers 106-92

Bradley Beal had a career night, and in the process, he gave the Washington Wizards a morale-boosting rebound victory.

"I've been thinking way too much," Beal said after scoring a career-high 51 points in a 106-92 victory Tuesday night over the Portland Trail Blazers. "Tonight I was just playing freely and having fun."

The Wizards bounced back from a discouraging 116-69 loss Monday night to the Utah Jazz. It was the second-largest losing margin in franchise history.

Beal made 21 field goals against the Blazers, also a career high, and the Wizards led by as many as 23 points. He hit five 3-pointers. It was the most points ever scored in Portland...

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