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Beal's Game Winning Lay-Up Pushes The Wizards Past The Magic 91-89

By Cardell Dudley

With the Wizards making a playoff push that not only saw them win their first round series against Chicago but give the Indiana Pacers a battle in the second round before falling in six games, expectations entering this season has grown tremendously. Although with a young team fresh off a successful season, things usually go in two directions. One. would be the team gets complacent and fall below expectations as they are now the hunted instead of hunting or, two. they come into the season focused and driven to not only go further in the playoffs but dare I say, challenge for a NBA championship. Sitting currently at 15-6 tied for second in the eastern conference standings with the Atlanta Hawks, the Wizards appear to have their eyes on playing until June this season. With John Wall having a MVP caliber season and Brad Beal coming along after an early season injury, a finals run isn't far fetched. Championship teams however know they have to be consistent in winning, not just beating the elite teams, but the same applies to the progressing teams. Last night against the 9-15 Orlando Magic, the Wizards in a dog fight on the road found a way to pull out the win. With 0.8 seconds left in the game, Andre Miller threw a lob pass from out of bounds to a cutting Brad Beal who converted the lay-up at the basket before the buzzer, sealing the win 91-89. See how it all unfolded below.

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