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Wizards Vs. Suns: Steve Nash Dominates As Phoenix Wins 125-108

Steve Nash had 20 points and 17 assists as the Suns pushed the Wizards' road winless streak to 10 with a 125-108 win.

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Wizards Vs. Suns: Steve Nash And Phoenix Pick Apart Washington, 125-108

Even without their same dominant roster, the Phoenix Suns are perfectly capable of scoring at will against even the very best teams. The Washington Wizards, at 6-13 this season, don't qualify. So it should come as little surprise that the Suns had their way with the Wizards in a 125-108 win in Phoenix on Sunday night.

Steve Nash completely dominated the game for the Suns. Nash didn't miss any of his eight field goal attempts, scoring 20 points and dishing out 17 assists. Many of those assists went to Hakim Warrick, who scored 26 points off the bench on just 13 shot attempts. Jason Richardson added 21 points for the Suns, who shot 58 percent from the field.

The Wizards played well offensively, shooting over 50 percent from the field and getting five players in double figures. Andray Blatche had 24 points on just 13 shots to lead the way, though he had his typical second-half fade. John Wall also faded in the second half, getting just two assists then after 10 in the first half. Nick Young added 20 points off the bench.

The Wizards made a bit of a run in the fourth quarter, but Nash came back in and shut the door. The Suns broke open the game with a big run early in the third quarter.


Wizards Vs. Suns: Steve Nash On Fire As Phoenix Takes 64-61 Halftime Lead

The Washington Wizards, by and large, have played a very good first half against the Phoenix Suns. That's why it's painful for them to be down 64-61 at halftime.

The major reason has been the play of Steve Nash. Nash has 16 points and six assists on 7-7 shooting, including one assist that led to a vicious dunk by Hakim Warrick over Yi Jianlian. The Nash-Warrick pick and roll proved to be impossible for the Wizards to stop. Warrick has 18 points on 7-9 shooting in the first half.

John Wall is having an excellent game offensively, with 10 assists to no turnovers already, but he's struggling to guard Nash. Andray Blatche has 16 points to lead the Wizards in scoring, while Nick Young added 12 points before picking up three fouls in the second quarter. Yi added nine points in his first game back from injury.

Both teams are shooting 54 percent from the field, but the Suns have made things up by shooting 20 free throws compared to just five for the Wizards.


Wizards Vs. Suns: Washington Looks For First Road Win In The Desert

The Washington Wizards have not won a road game all season. Tonight, they will go for their first when they take on the Phoenix Suns at 8 p.m. in Phoenix.

 The Wizards moved to 6-12 on the season with a win over the Portland Trail Blazers at the Verizon Center on Friday night. The Wizards got a great defensive performance for the first time all season, even though it came against an injury-riddled Blazers team. However, John Wall struggled in the game, shooting just 3-13 and looking detached at times. Truth About It's Kyle Weidie asked Flip Saunders about that after the game.

"Yea, he did. Don't know why ... he did. And I'm sure he's disappointed in how he played, you know, as far as that. But like I said, this is a man's game," explained Saunders. "When you're in situations and you're out playing, you have teammates, there's sometimes that it's not you're night. Somebody else has got to carry you, and what you gotta do is you gotta be all-in for the guy that's carrying you. That's what this league is about. That and match-ups. So I'm sure he'll be fine," the coach concluded.    

The Suns are 10-9 on the season. For more on the Suns, check out this game preview from Bright Side of the Sun.

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