The Phoenix Suns were on fire, finishing 37-75 (49.3%) from the field, including 14-28 (50.0%) from beyond the arc, to nip the Washington Wizards, 99-93. This is the fifth straight win for Phoenix (43-29).
Goran Dragic had another big game, scoring 25 points on 11-17 shooting, including 3-5 on 3-point attempts. Eric Bledsoe contributed 23 points and 7 assists for Phoenix as well. John Wall had another strong performance for Washington in the loss, putting up 29 points on 10-22 shooting (2-6 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 7-10 from the free throw line. Trevor Ariza added 14 points and 8 rebounds.
The Suns combined an eFG% of 58.7% with 50.0% 3-point shooting. They are 17-2 this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Wizards, on the other hand, are 3-10 when allowing opponents to hit those marks.
This drops Washington (36-35) to 1-1 versus Phoenix on the season.
Coming up, the Suns square off against the New York Knicks, who are 29-42 on the season. The Wizards match up against the Indiana Pacers, currently sitting at 51-20 this year. The Suns are 0-1 versus New York this season. The Wizards have fallen to Indiana the last two times they have met.