NBA leading scorer Bradley Beal has joined elite company with his 17th straight game of at least 25 points, the fifth-longest streak in NBA history.
In doing so, Beal passed Hall of Famer Michael Jordan who had 16 straight games of at least 25 points to open a season in 1988-1989.
Beal now needs six more games to move into fourth place on the all-time list, which would move him past Los Angeles Lakers legend and Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor.
The all-time mark is held by none other than Hall of Fame center Wilt Chamberlain with an astounding 80 consecutive games of scoring at least 25 points back in 1961-1962.
That was the season that Chamberlain scored his iconic 100-point game.
The most consecutive games with at least 25 points to begin a season in NBA history via Elias Sports Bureau:
|Player (Team)||Season||Consecutive games|
|Wilt Chamberlain (Warriors)||1961-62||80|
|Wilt Chamberlain (Warriors)||1962-63||26|
|Rick Barry (Warriors)||1966-67||25|
|Elgin Baylor (Lakers)||1961-62||22|
|Bradley Beal (Wizards)||2020-21||17|
As the league-leading scorer, Beal is averaging 34.8 points per game along with 5.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.2 steals per game, while shooting 48.5 percent from the field and 35.7 percent from three-point, with no signs of slowing down.