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    Wizards halt five-game slide with win over Suns even as Booker scores 50 again

    Mar 28, 2019
    Washington's Tomas Satoransky slips past Phoenix's Devin Booker.
    PHOTO: AP

    PHOENIX — Devin Booker became the youngest player in NBA history with consecutive 50-point games, but his latest scoring binge was wasted once again by the last-place Phoenix Suns in a 124-121 loss to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.

    Thomas Bryant's layup and free throw with 2.8 seconds left put Washington ahead for good in a back-and-forth game. Bryant caught Bradley Beal's pass off a baseline drive and dropped in the winning bucket. Phoenix had one more chance to tie, but Troy Daniels missed a 3-pointer from the corner just before the final buzzer.

    The 22-year-old Booker finished with 50 points and 10 rebounds as the Suns, with the worst record in the Western Conference at 17-59, dropped their fifth straight. Booker scored 59 points in a 125-92 loss Monday night at Utah.

    It was the first time a Phoenix player reached 50 in back-to-back games. Tom Chambers had been the only member of the Suns to score even 40 in successive games.

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    Beal and Jabari Parker had 28 points apiece for the Wizards. Bryant added 18 points and a career-high 19 rebounds.

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    Washington's Tomas Satoransky slips past Phoenix's Devin Booker.
    PHOTO: AP
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