Was 25 34 15 14 88
Pho 26 19 20 14 79
Date of game: 3/20/2013

Recap: Phoenix vs. Washington

Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - John Wall had 19 points and eight assists in the Washington Wizards' 88-79 win over the Phoenix Suns.

Nene added 17 points and eight rebounds for Washington, which tallied just its sixth road win of the season.

Bradley Beal re-injured his sprained left ankle during the fourth quarter. He missed six games earlier this month due to the injury.

Goran Dragic and Wesley Johnson netted 18 points apiece for the Suns, who have dropped five of their last six tilts.

"I was not happy with (any) of our young guys. And it wasn't about mistakes they made. It was about effort. It was about fight, having a sense of urgency. Unacceptable," Suns head coach Lindsey Hunter said.

The Suns led 26-25 after a quarter of play, but Washington seized control of the contest in the second. Michael Beasley hit two free throws to give Phoenix a 28-27 edge, but the Wizards countered with a 23-4 run. Trevor Ariza hit three 3-pointers and tallied 11 points during the surge, which was capped on a Wall layup for a 50-32 lead with 2:51 left in the half.

Washington took a 59-45 advantage into the break and a 74-65 spread into the final frame.

Hamed Haddadi's layup pulled Phoenix within 75-72 in the fourth, but a quick 7-0 Wizards spurt helped them regain their double-digit spread and they were never seriously threatened again.

"You've got to be able to make plays offensively and defensively and that's what we were able to do," Wall said.

Game Notes

The Wizards turned the ball over 21 times, which led to 25 Phoenix points ... The Suns were 20-of-22 from the foul line ... Washington improved to 6-26 on the road.

Oklahoma RB Ford suspended indefinitely

Oklahoma running back Keith Ford has been suspended indefinitely for violating academic and team rules, Sooners coach Bob Stoops confirmed Monday.

NASCAR News
NASCAR changes qualifying format for Daytona, Talladega

Qualifying for NASCAR national touring series races at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway will no longer feature a pack of cars running together.

Mariners release P Correia

The Seattle Mariners granted pitcher Kevin Correia his unconditional release Monday, one day after assigning the veteran to minor league camp.

Pekovic out for remainder of season

Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders announced that center Nikola Pekovic would miss the remainder of the season after sustaining an ankle injury in March.

Wild ink Hoffman, Palmquist

The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms on entry-level contracts with goaltender Brody Hoffman and defenseman Zach Palmquist on Monday.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.