Mar 16, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards head coach Randy Whitman shares a laugh with official Ken Mauer during the first half at the Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA Today Sports

Washington Wizards Block Out the Phoenix Suns, win 127 to 105


The Washington Wizards continued their hot streak against the Phoenix Suns, winning 127 to 105. Even considering the Suns spotty defense, the Wizards offense was particularly impressive, eclipsing their previous season high in point scored. Martell Webster in particular lit up the Suns, scoring a career high 34 points. John Wall and Bradley Beal also shined, proving the Wizards have a bright future together with their young back court.

Bullets Points:

  • The bright and shining star of the game was Webster. It seemed like the entire game revolved around him. As mentioned above, he had a career high 34 points, and went 7 for 10 for three pointers. While this game won’t ever be the norm for Webster, he is a great fit for the Wizards. He’s one of the best corner three point shooters in the league, which is the ideal spot up location for Wall kick outs, and he’s seems like he’s an very positive locker room influence. I hope the Wizards can get him to resign here next year.
  • Even though he was overshadowed by Webster, Wall also had a very good game, scoring 17 points on 11 shots and 9 assists on 3 turnovers. I hope Wall keeps it up, even though I sense some sort of regression coming in the next couple of games.
  • It seemed like the play of the entire offense in general was out of this world. With the Wizards down Ariza, Singleton, and Price, everyone needed to step up and contribute on offense. And they did, with seemingly everyone who played significant minutes contributing at least something on offense.
  • Beal looked good in his first game back from his ankle sprain suffered against Denver. Especially with rookies, I always worry that the time off from their injury will lead to regression. That didn’t seem to be the case with Beal.
  • The Suns sure were fiery tonight, getting three technical counts (by my count).
  • Tip of my hat to: Goran Dragic, who seems way too  good to be on this Suns team, Michael Beasley, who I guess gets lucky sometimes, and Markieff and Marcus Morris. I can’t tell you guys apart, but I do know at least one of you had a good game.

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