Wizards vs Suns: Washington finally gets an elusive road win

The Washington Wizards picked up their first road win in nearly a month, defeating the Phoenix Suns, 88-79. Some bad news, though: Bradley Beal reaggravated his injured left ankle.

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Thank you Wizards, from Phoenix

Why the Wizards' win over the Suns on Wednesday was extra special to two fans.


Recap roundup: Win>ping-pong balls

Excerpting from all the recaps around the web after an 88-79 Wizards win over the Phoenix Suns.


Beal to be monitored over 'next couple days'

It remains to be seen how long Bradley Beal will sit after reinjuring his ankle in the Wizards' 88-79 win over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. Randy Wittman did confirm that Beal's ankle "turned over," but that's about it.

"Bradley gets hurt again, the same ankle again. We'll have to see where he is in the next couple days," Wittman said.

John Wall didn't have any update on Beal's status either, but he noted that the injury especially stinks because Beal was not completely healthy even after he returned to the lineup.

"It was tough because, even when he came back, he was fighting, still dealing with it. You could tell," Wall said. "Coming off pick and rolls and dribbling, he couldn't really explode like he wanted to."

It does make you wonder if it makes more sense to sit Beal for a significant amount of time rather than try to rush him back for the end of the year. Coaches like seeing players learn how to deal with nicks and bruises, but it seems like this injury has gotten beyond that stage.

(Quotes from SB Nation's credentialed Suns blogger Kristopher Habbas via email and Monumental Network).


Wiz hold on down the stretch to top Suns, 88-79

Led by a big second quarter and some big plays by John Wall down the stretch, the Wizards defeated the Phoenix Suns, 88-79, to pick up their first road win in nearly a month.


Your Wizards-Suns game thread

Discuss the game here.


Beal reinjures left ankle

It apparently didn't take long for Bradley Beal to reinjure the tender left ankle that caused him to miss six games earlier this month. Beal came down awkwardly while trying to block a breakaway layup by Shannon Brown and had to leave the game with the Wizards down by seven early in the fourth quarter.

Beal committed a turnover and was racing to contest Brown's layup when he didn't land cleanly on his ankle. He rolled on the ground for several moments, pounding the floor repeatedly as if he was in serious pain. Luckily for the Wizards, he was able to walk off to the locker room on his own power, but it's never good when a body part is reinjured.

Beal had looked tentative since returning from the injury in the Wizards' home win over the Suns last Saturday. He had been coming off the bench since making his return. The injury originally occurred March 3 against the Philadelphia 76ers.

UPDATE: Beal will not return tonight.


Okafor out with flu, Collins to start

This according to the Wizards' Twitter account.

This is either a poor reflection on Kevin Seraphin or a sign that Randy Wittman wants to keep his bench rotation together. Probably both.

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