Bradley Beal says NBA drug tested him following consecutive 50-point games

Mike DePrisco

When he woke up Wednesday morning, Bradley Beal was fresh off two consecutive 50-point games, had a 15-game streak scoring 25 points and was destroying opposing defenses in the fourth quarter. 

He continued his incredible run against the Nets that night, scoring 17 in the fourth and finding Jerome Robinson wide open for the game-winning bucket. Beal finished with 30 points, five rebounds and five assists to snap Washington's three-game losing streak. 

Then after the game, Beal revealed the NBA had issued him a random drug test earlier in the day. 

"I guess the league don't want me to score 50," Beal said with a smile. "I had a drug test today so, there you go."

Beal didn't appear too worried about the results of the test, so Wizards fans can feel comfortable basking in their franchise player experiencing one of the best scoring stretches in the NBA this season. 

Entering the final quarter of the year, Beal is second in the NBA in scoring, averaging 30.1 points per game to go along with six assists and 4.3 rebounds and has his field goal percentage up to 45.7%. Oh, and over the last 10 games, he's averaging 36. 

It'd be really, really difficult for the Wizards not to make a serious playoff push if Beal keeps up this kind of production. Especially in the Eastern Conference.

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Bradley Beal says NBA drug tested him following consecutive 50-point games originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington