The Washington Wizards (19-33) lost to the Phoenix Suns (37-15), 134-106 on Saturday night.
The deciding factor was a 44-24 run for Phoenix in the third quarter as Devin Booker scored 17 of his 27 points to break open a 57-55 halftime result in favor of the Suns. In short, the Wizards missed Bradley Beal’s impact and could have used him to keep this game interesting in the second half, which was forgettable.
The first half of this game went well in my opinion at least. Washington beat Phoenix in field goal percentage and would have likely had a good lead at half time instead if it weren’t for their 10-2 disadvantage on-site the turnovers. Raul Neto was particularly strong shooting the basketball with 14 of his 24 points on 5-of-9 shooting in that half. Russell Westbrook also dished 9 of his 14 assists at the first half. He ultimately had a triple double since he had 17 points and 11 rebounds as well.
The Wizards have two more games left in their road trip. Their next contest is on Monday, April 12 when they face off against the Utah Jazz. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. ET.