Wizards Rise At Suns 101-95
Bradley Beal was money down the stretch as the Wizards beat the Suns in Phoenix, 101-95 on Friday night. The win gets Washington off to a good start on their four game west coast swing.
Beal, who finished with 17 points, six rebounds and six assists, was clutch in the final two minutes with the game on the line. The sophomore shooting guard broke a 93-all tie with a trey at the 2:03 mark, a 15-foot jumper giving the Wizards a 99-95 lead with 27 seconds to play and capped the night with a game ending slam.
John Wall continued to excel with 18 points and a dozen assists as all five Washington starters finished in double figures in scoring. The game marked a homecoming for center Marcin Gortat, who was traded from the desert to the Nation’s Capital on the eve of the season opener.
At the NBA passes the season’s midway point, the Wizards record of 21-21 is their best in six seasons. Wizards G/F Martell Webster sat out with the flu. Goran Dragic led Phoenix with 19 points and 11 assists, as the Suns await the return of injured backcourt mate Eric Bledsoe.
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The Wizards continue their west coast swing with games tonight (Saturday) @ 9pm @ Utah, Tuesday @ Golden State and Wednesday @ the Los Angeles Clippers.
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