Washington 88, Phoenix 79

Date - Wednesday, March 20, 2013 10:00 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - #70 Brent Barnaky, #6 Tony Brown, #71 Rodney Mott
Attendance - 14819

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Washington 25 34 15 14 88
Phoenix 26 19 20 14 79

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 24-43 18-17 6-26 W1
Phoenix 23-46 16-18 7-28 L1

Recap

Wizards 88, Suns 79: John Wall led five players in double figures with 19 points and Nene added 17 and eight rebounds as Washington halted its four-game road losing streak.

Kevin Seraphin had 16 points and fellow reserve Trevor Ariza added 14 for the Wizards, who improved to 6-26 away from home and snapped a five-game skid in Phoenix.

Goran Dragic had 18 points and 11 assists, Wesley Johnson also scored 18 and P.J. Tucker registered 10 and 10 rebounds for the Suns, who were swept in the season series by Washington for the first time since 2001-02.

Phoenix carried a one-point lead into the second quarter before Washington took control with a 15-0 run. Seraphin scored six points during the burst, including a hook shot with 4:53 remaining that put the Wizards ahead 42-28, and Ariza contributed a jumper and one of his three 3-pointers of the period.

Trailing by 14 points at the half, the Suns got within three on a layup by Hamed Haddadi with 8:38 left in the fourth. But Washington scored the next seven points and cruised the rest of the way.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Suns have lost five of their last six games, including two to the Wizards. ... Washington evened its record at 1-1 on its four-game road trip and has won four of five overall. ... Washington was 6-for-15 from beyond the arc, with Ariza and F Martell Webster each making three 3-pointers.

Top Game Performances

Washington   Phoenix
John Wall 19 Scoring Goran Dragic 18
John Wall 8 Assists Goran Dragic 11
Nene 8 Rebounds PJ Tucker 10
Nene 9 Free Throws Made Goran Dragic 9
Jason Collins 2 Steals Goran Dragic 3
Jason Collins 2 Blocks Jared Dudley 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Washington 88 48.5 6-15 16-25 22 41 4 7 21
Phoenix 79 33.7 3-15 20-22 17 40 2 11 15

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Suns have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against L.A. Lakers . The Wizards have a W/L % of .435 after a win and .318 after a loss.