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

PHOENIX (AP) Bradley Beal was asked if there is a certain feel to a high-scoring night, moments after the Washington Wizards guard's second offensive outburst in two games.

''I don't come into a game thinking that I'm going to score 50 or 40,'' Beal said after scoring 34 points in the Wizards' 109-99 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday. ''I play within the flow of the game. Whatever the number is, that's what the number is.''

Beal made 13 of 22 shots two nights after scoring 51 points in a victory at Portland. He had 22 points in the first half, and his 85 points in two games are the most by a Wizards player over a two-game span since Gilbert Arenas had 85 in games Dec. 22 and 26, 2006.

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.

''The game comes down to the end where you give it to somebody,'' Suns coach Jay Triano said. ''We saw Beal do it and make tough shots and our guy who does it (Booker) was on the pine.''

Phoenix cut Washington's lead to two at 98-96 on Alex Len's 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.

Beal took a key charge to thwart the Suns on one possession, and later got the Suns' Josh Jackson to commit his sixth foul and foul out.

Ian Manhimi made it 107-96 with a basket and free throw with 2:38 to play, and the Suns couldn't rally.

''I feel like I had an upper hand on him with him being a rookie,'' Beal said of Jackson. He's aggressive but our bigs were screening the mess out of him.''

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.

CHRISS-CROSSED

Suns forward Marquese Chriss turned in the game's best defensive play when he blocked Otto Porter Jr.'s driving dunk attempt with 2:51 to go in the first half. Porter drove the lane and was met in the air by Chriss at the basket.

Chriss also provided a highlight on the offensive end with a lob dunk off a pass from Warren just before halftime.

THOUGHTS OF L.A.

Wizards coach and California native Scott Brooks was asked if he is considering practice schedule changes with the next game in wildfire-ravaged Los Angeles against the Clippers.

''We definitely monitor it, but we monitor it just for the safety of the people,'' Brooks said. ''It's a sad situation. Hopefully all the great firemen of the state can take care of it ... Basketball's not even important. If we don't have a practice or have a shootaround it's not that big a deal.''

TIP-INS

Wizards: G John Wall missed his seventh straight game with a left knee injury, but went through a workout on the court before the game. ... The Wizards have a 63-62 lead in the series with the Suns. ... The Wizards have won consecutive games for the first time since Nov. 9-15.

Suns: James had his two-way contract changed to a standard NBA contract, and in order to make room for him on the roster, the Suns waived F Derrick Jones Jr. Jones was in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest last season. ... C Tyson Chandler was away from the team for a personal matter. ... Jackson started at guard in place of Booker, who was in street clothes on the bench. Jackson scored 10 points before fouling out.

UP NEXT

Wizards: At Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.

Suns: Host San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night.

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Key Players
B. Beal
3 SG
T. Warren
12 SF
30.9 Min. Per Game 30.9
18.4 Pts. Per Game 18.4
1.2 Ast. Per Game 1.2
5.7 Reb. Per Game 5.7
46.6 Field Goal % 49.3
45.7 Three Point % 49.5
80.3 Free Throw % 74.3
  Defensive rebound by Marcin Gortat 0:08
  Tyler Ulis missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:12
  Defensive rebound by Tyler Ulis 0:16
  Bradley Beal missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:19
  Bad pass turnover on Jared Dudley, stolen by Marcin Gortat 0:40
  Defensive rebound by Troy Daniels 0:50
  Tomas Satoransky missed 2nd of 2 free throws 0:53
  Team rebound 0:53
  Tomas Satoransky missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:53
  Personal foul on Jared Dudley 0:53
+ 2 Tyler Ulis made jump shot 1:00
Team Stats
Points 109 99
Field Goals 41-81 (50.6%) 36-78 (46.2%)
3-Pointers 8-21 (38.1%) 7-23 (30.4%)
Free Throws 19-25 (76.0%) 20-28 (71.4%)
Total Rebounds 47 49
Offensive 8 10
Defensive 30 32
Team 9 7
Assists 25 22
Steals 6 5
Blocks 4 5
Turnovers 10 13
Fouls 23 21
Technicals 1 2
34 PTS, 2 REB, 4 AST
23 PTS, 8 REB, 1 AST
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away team logo Wizards 14-11 26312824109
home team logo Suns 9-18 2824321599
Team Stats
away team logo Wizards 14-11 107.4 PPG 42.9 RPG 24.3 APG
home team logo Suns 9-18 103.9 PPG 43.9 RPG 20.9 APG
Key Players
B. Beal SG 23.6 PPG 4.5 RPG 4.2 APG 46.1 FG%
T. Warren SF 19.3 PPG 5.1 RPG 1.4 APG 50.0 FG%
Top Scorers
B. Beal SG 34 PTS 2 REB 4 AST
T. Warren SF 23 PTS 8 REB 1 AST
50.6 FG% 46.2
38.1 3PT FG% 30.4
76.0 FT% 71.4
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Beal 36 34 2 4 0 1 0 2 13/22 1/5 7/9 0 2 45 +3
M. Morris 31 21 6 1 2 1 2 3 8/12 2/5 3/3 3 3 30 +1
T. Frazier 21 7 1 3 0 0 1 1 3/5 1/1 0/0 0 1 13 -2
O. Porter 31 4 2 3 1 1 1 1 2/9 0/2 0/0 0 2 13 +4
M. Gortat 23 4 8 3 1 0 2 1 2/6 0/0 0/0 1 7 17 0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Beal 36 34 2 4 0 1 0 2 13/22 1/5 7/9 0 2 45 +3
M. Morris 31 21 6 1 2 1 2 3 8/12 2/5 3/3 3 3 30 +1
T. Frazier 21 7 1 3 0 0 1 1 3/5 1/1 0/0 0 1 13 -2
O. Porter 31 4 2 3 1 1 1 1 2/9 0/2 0/0 0 2 13 +4
M. Gortat 23 4 8 3 1 0 2 1 2/6 0/0 0/0 1 7 17 0
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Oubre 22 12 7 3 0 1 1 5 3/9 2/3 4/4 0 7 25 +9
I. Mahinmi 24 10 8 1 2 0 1 6 4/5 0/0 2/3 4 4 21 +10
M. Scott 11 8 1 2 0 0 1 1 3/3 1/1 1/2 0 1 12 +9
J. Meeks 13 7 2 0 0 0 1 0 2/5 1/3 2/2 0 2 8 +7
T. Satoransky 22 2 1 5 0 0 0 3 1/5 0/1 0/2 0 1 13 +9
J. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Wall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Young - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. McCullough - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Mac - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 109 38 25 6 4 10 23 41/81 8/21 19/25 8 30 197 +50
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Warren 43 23 8 1 0 0 0 3 9/20 0/0 5/7 3 5 33 -8
G. Monroe 27 15 7 5 1 0 1 0 6/7 0/0 3/5 2 5 32 0
T. Ulis 34 13 4 6 0 0 5 1 5/9 2/3 1/2 0 4 24 +6
M. Chriss 23 11 2 1 2 1 1 3 5/7 1/2 0/0 0 2 17 +8
J. Jackson 23 10 3 3 0 0 1 6 3/8 1/3 3/6 1 2 18 +7
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Warren 43 23 8 1 0 0 0 3 9/20 0/0 5/7 3 5 33 -8
G. Monroe 27 15 7 5 1 0 1 0 6/7 0/0 3/5 2 5 32 0
T. Ulis 34 13 4 6 0 0 5 1 5/9 2/3 1/2 0 4 24 +6
M. Chriss 23 11 2 1 2 1 1 3 5/7 1/2 0/0 0 2 17 +8
J. Jackson 23 10 3 3 0 0 1 6 3/8 1/3 3/6 1 2 18 +7
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Daniels 28 10 4 0 1 0 0 2 2/6 2/6 4/4 0 4 15 -19
A. Len 20 7 8 0 0 3 1 1 3/4 0/0 1/1 3 5 17 -10
J. Dudley 17 6 3 5 0 0 2 2 2/6 1/4 1/1 1 2 17 0
M. James 13 4 3 0 1 0 2 1 1/9 0/4 2/2 0 3 6 -16
D. Bender 7 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 0 3 -18
B. Knight - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Reed - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Peters - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Booker - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Chandler - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 99 42 22 5 5 13 21 36/78 7/23 20/28 10 32 182 -50