Beal hits ca­reer-high 42; Wizards win

Baltimore Sun - - NBA COLLEGE BASKETBALL - — As­so­ci­ated Press

WASH­ING­TON — Bradley Beal scored a ca­reer-high 42 points and John Wall shook off an aw­ful shooting night with seven key points down the stretch as the Wash­ing­ton Wizards beat the Phoenix Suns, 106-101, on Mon­day.

Beal, who scored 34 points in Sat­ur­day’s loss to Mi­ami, had nine in the first quar­ter, seven in the sec­ond, 12 in the third and 14 in the fourth. He shot 14-for-22 over­all and hit five of his 10 3-point at­tempts.

Wall, who also scored 34 on Sat­ur­day, fin­ished with 18 this time. He shot just 6-for-24 but con­verted a three-point play with 1:08 re­main­ing to give Wash­ing­ton a 102-101 lead. Wall added a jumper with 38.1 sec­onds to go and two free throws with 21.2 sec­onds left.

Devin Booker had 30 points and Eric Bled­soe scored 29 for Phoenix (4-11), which has lost five of six and was with­out for­ward T.J. War­ren (ill­ness) for the sec­ond straight game and cen­ter Tyson Chan­dler (per­sonal rea­sons) for the third straight game. Booker and Bled­soe scored18 of the team’s 21 points in the fourth quar­ter.

The Wizards im­proved to 4-10. All four of their wins have come at home.

Wash­ing­ton’s Otto Porter Jr. left mid­way through the third quar­ter with right hip in­flam­ma­tion and did not re­turn.

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