Bradley Beal left quite the first impression on Memphis fans Tuesday.
The Washington Wizards shooting guard scored a career-high 37 in his first game at FedExForum.
Beal’s point total was more than twice his season average (17), but the Grizzlies took home a 92-89 win.
“It’s terrible that you waste a game like that from him,” Wizards coach Randy Wittman told the Washington Post.
Beal, whose grandparents were in attendance, also set a season high with 63 percent of his shot attempts made.
“I love this city. I got a lot family here. It was my first time playing here, so it was definitely fun,” Beal told The Post. “My minutes went up to 36, but if you take me out of this game, I would probably be mad at you forever. I seen the first couple go in and it was a wrap from there. I just knew my confidence was high.”
Bradley Beal scored a career-high 37 points tonight and was hot from outside. pic.twitter.com/u3b4bG7fnD
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 12, 2014