BRADLEY Beal and John Wall won the backcourt duel against Devin Booker and Eric Bledsoe as the Washington Wizards edged the Phoenix Suns, 106-101, at the Verizon Center on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).
Beal had a career-high 42 points, including 14 in the fourth period, while Wall had some key plays down the stretch to help the Wizards overcome big games from Suns guards Bledsoe and Booker.
Wall, who struggled with just 6-of-24 from the floor, completed a three-point play with 1:07 left to give the Wizards the lead after trailing by as much as seven late in the third. He went on to score on a jumper and two more free throws to help Washington hold off Phoenix in a tight battle in the closing seconds.
Beal shot 14-of-22, including five triples, to set his new personal best, while Wall finished with a double-double of 18 points and 15 assists. Marcin Gortat was the only other Wizards player in double figures as he added 10 markers to go with 13 rebounds to help Washington improve to 4-9.
Booker led the Suns with 30 points, including six threes, while Bledsoe finished with 29 markers but the Suns fell to a 4-11 card.