Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/7/13
WASHINGTON -- When the owners of the NBA's best record visited the league's cellar-dwellers Monday, a 19-year-old rookie's poised game-winner and two four-point plays scripted an ending no one saw coming. Bradley Beal's one-handed, floating jumper with three-tenths of a seconds remaining propelled the Washington Wizards to a stunning 101-99 win over the league-leading Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday. Beal, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 draft, scored 22 points, including a four-point play in the third quarter. At the end, the Washington shooting guard made an even bigger bucket against the reigning Western Conference champions after Kevin Durant's 3-pointer with 36 seconds left tied the score. "I was just telling him that a lot of players come in and don't hit shots like that -- ever," Washington forward Trevor Ariza said of Beal. "He's coming into his own early." The Wizards (5-28) won their second straight over the Thunder (26-8) and snapped a six-game losing streak. T...
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