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Bradley Beal scores 34 points, Wizards beat Suns 109-99

From FOX Sports - December 7, 2017

PHOENIX (AP)Bradley Beal scored 34 points to help the Washington Wizards beat the Phoenix Suns 109-99 on Thursday night.

Two nights after scoring 51 points in a victory at Portland, Beal had 22 points in the first half.

Former Sun Markieff Morris added 21 points, and the Wizards made 51 percent of their shots. Washington has won three of four.

T.J. Warren had 23 points for Phoenix. The Suns played their first game with star guard Devin Booker sidelined with a groin injury. Booker is expected to miss two to three weeks with the left adductor strain. He was hurt Tuesday night in Toronto.

Phoenix cut Washingtons lead to two at 98-96 on Alex Lens dunk with 5:46 to play. The Suns missed two chances to draw even, and Washington outscored them 11-3 the rest of the way.

Ian Manhimi made it 107-96 with a basket and free throw with 2:38 to play, and the Suns couldnt rally.

The Wizards took a 57-52 lead into halftime and led by as many as nine in the third.

The Suns cut the lead to three, 83-80, on Troy Daniels 3, and on the next possession made it a one-point game with 58 seconds left in the quarter. Mike James made two free throws for the Suns first lead of the half, but Beal banked in a runner at the quarter buzzer to give the Wizards an 85-84 lead.

The Suns have lost four of five.

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