Second-year guard Beal was 10 for 15 from the floor, including 4 for 8 from 3-point range. His point total would have tied a career-high in the regular season.
John Wall had 13 points, eight assists, five steals and five turnovers for the Wizards (1-2).
LeBron James had 10 points for the Heat (3-1), including back-to-back dunks in the second quarter. The first was a reverse slam, and the second was a one-handed throw-down of an alley-oop pass from Chris Bosh that James celebrated with a lean-back primal scream.
Lakers veteran Metta World Peace joins SportsNation to recall the best and worst parts of Kobe Bryant's final season with the team.
An all-access look at Game 1 between the Warriors and Trail Blazers
The SportsNation crew react to Thunder coach Billy Donovan's Game 2 postgame press conference where he denies knowing about the controversy on the final play of the game.