Wizards Vs. Suns: Washington Blown Out In Second Half As Phoenix Rolls To 104-88 Win

The Washington Wizards led by one point for moment in the third quarter, and then the Suns blew them off the floor with a 31-6 run.

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Wizards Vs. Suns Recap: Huge Third Quarter Run Delivers Blowout Win For Phoenix

The Washington Wizards closed out their five-game road trip with their third straight loss, falling 104-88 to the Phoenix Suns on Monday night. Washington played the Suns close for a two plus quarters before the Suns went on a run that made the final quarter academic. The Wizards had a one-point lead - their only lead of the night - with just over eight minutes remaining in the third quarter. Phoenix then went on an incredible 31-6 run to end the quarter and blow the Wizards off the floor with Alvin Gentry's fast-paced quick strike offense. Veteran Michael Redd keyed the run with ten quick points while Steve Nash exploited the Wizards defense on the pick-and-roll. Nash finished with 12 points, 11 assists, and seven rebounds.

John Wall did not score in the second half for the Wizards, as Randy Witmann rested his starters for much of the final quarter. Wall finished with ten points, six rebounds, and six assists. Jordan Crawford led Washington with 20 points off the bench, hitting seven of ten attempts from the floor for one of his more efficient games of the season. But Washington had no answers on the defensive end, as Phoenix ran out to 22 fast break points and shot 47 percent from the floor for their tenth straight win over the Wizards.

After finishing the road trip 2-3, Washington now returns home to face the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. The Kings are just 3-16 on the road this season and present a nice opportunity for the Wizards to pick up a win heading into the All-Star break.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on Wizards basketball, check out SB Nation blog,Bullets Forever. For more on the opponent's perspective, check out Bright Side Of The Sun, SB Nation's Phoenix Suns blog. For all your NBA hoops news, head to SB Nation's NBA Hub.

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Wizards Vs. Suns Score Update: Steve Nash Leads Phoenix To A 53-48 Halftime Lead

After one half at US Airways Center in Phoenix, the Washington Wizards trail the Suns 53-48. The ageless Steve Nash had yet another dynamic performance against the Wizards' pick-and-roll defense, dishing eight assists in the first 24 minutes. Nash led a run with the Suns starters to finish off the half with the five-point lead. A big beneficiary of the Nash pick-and-roll was Marcin Gortat, who led all scorers with 13.

Jordan Crawford led the Wizards with 11 points off the bench. Crawford is never shy to put the ball up and he hit four of five attempts in the first half to give Randy Wittman a nice boost. John Wall, who's having a nice month on the offensive end, has had a solid all-around game so far against Nash, scoring ten points, grabbing six rebounds, and dishing four assists. Javale McGee matched Wall with ten points on the interior, but went to the bench late shaken up. As a team, the Wizards shot 48 percent from the floor but closed out the second quarter hitting just four of 11 from the field after starting hot to cut Phoenix's lead to just one. Wall will look to keep the pressure on Nash on the defensive end as the Wizards try to pull out a win in the only meeting between these two teams this season.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on Wizards basketball, check out SB Nation blog,Bullets Forever. For more on the opponent's perspective, check out Bright Side Of The Sun, SB Nation's Phoenix Suns blog. For all your NBA hoops news, head to SB Nation's NBA Hub.

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Wizards Vs. Suns Game Time, TV Schedule, Radio, And More

The Washington Wizards opened up their five game road trip with back to back wins, but have dropped their past two games on the road. They'll head to the US Airways Center to take on the Phoenix Suns in hopes of closing out their road trip with a winning record during the five game stretch.

The Wizards have had tough luck against the Suns in recent meetings however, being outscored by an average of 17.7 points in nine consecutive meetings with the Suns, including a 109-91 loss in their last meeting on Jan. 21, 2011. The Wiz are hoping to catch the Suns, who are on their own losing streak on Monday night.

Location: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ

Game Time: 9:00 p.m. ET

TV Schedule: FAHD, CSN+HD

Radio: 106.7 FM

For more news, analysis, and discussion on Wizards basketball, check out SB Nation blog, Bullets Forever. For more on the opponent's perspective, check out Bright Side Of The Sun, SB Nation's Phoenix Suns blog. For all your NBA hoops news, head to SB Nation's NBA Hub.

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Wizards Vs. Suns Game Preview: Washington Tries To End Road Trip On A Win

The Wizards will conclude their five-game road trip with a matchup against the Phoenix Suns, who are in the midst of a four-game losing streak.

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