Beal Scores 34, Wizards Beat Suns 128-107 For First Home Win

Beal Scores 34, Wizards Beat Suns 128-107 For First Home Win

WASHINGTON: Bradley Beal scored 34 points and the Washington Wizards snapped their three-game losing streak and won at home for the first time this season, beating the Phoenix Suns 128-107 over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.

The Wizards (3-8), who had lost five straight at home, played without guard Russell Westbrook. He will miss at least a week with a left quadriceps injury.

Devin Booker lead Phoenix (7-4) with 33 points. Chris Paul had 14 points and 11 assists. Mikal Bridges also had 14.

Beal, the NBAs leading scorer, had eight rebounds and nine assists. He missed Saturdays game with Miami because he was in the NBAs health and safety protocol.

In his previous two games, Beal scored 101 points, tying the team record with 60 points on Wednesday at Philadelphia and hitting for 40 at Boston on Saturday.

Washington never trailed and was ahead by 32 with 4:16 to play in the second quarter.

The Wizards played their first game without center Thomas Bryant, who suffered a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Bryant injured the knee in the first two minutes of Saturdays game and is likely to miss the rest of the season.

Davis Bertans had 18 points for Washington, all on 3-pointers.


Suns: F/C Jalen Smith missed his third straight game for health and safety protocol reasons. G Cameron Payne was out for the second time with a strained right ankle.

Wizards: Coach Scott Brooks said Westbrook originally hurt the quadriceps more than a month ago. He got hit pretty bad in his quad in training camp, Brooks said. It bothered him. He pushed through it. Westbrook aggravated the injury Wednesday in Philadelphia, and Brooks said he also dislocated a finger, and the rest will help both injuries.


Suns: Host the Hawks on Wednesday

Wizards: Host the Jazz on Wednesday .


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