Ayton has monster double double with 30 points, 13 rebounds

As of Wednesday, December 21, 2022

#PHOENIX (AP) — Kyle Kuzma scored 29 points and the Washington Wizards stopped their 10-game losing streak last night, beating the Phoenix Suns 113-110.

#Deandre Ayton scored 30 – five points shy of his career high – and grabbed 13 rebounds with a blocked shot in 32 minutes on the floor for the Suns. He had 12 points and five rebounds at halftime.

#Bradley Beal, held to two points in the first half, finished with 27 for the Wizards (12-20), including two free throws to make it a five-point lead with 14 seconds left. Deni Avdija had 16 points and 10 rebounds.

#Washington played without Kristaps Porzingis, sidelined with what Wizards coach Wes Unseld Jr called a “non-COVID illness.”

#The Wizards won for the first time since November 28, when they beat Minnesota 142-128 in Washington.

#Landry Shamet led the Suns with a season-high 31 points, making a career-high nine 3-pointers. Deandre Ayton had 30 points and 13 rebounds.

#Devin Booker missed his second straight game with groin soreness after scoring 58 points against New Orleans on Saturday.

#Earlier Tuesday, mortgage executive Mat Ishbia agreed in principle to buy a majority stake of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury from the embattled owner Robert Sarver for $4 billion.

#Chris Paul, who scored 28 points against the Lakers on Monday, didn’t score Tuesday until midway through the third quarter and finished with 12 points and 10 assists.

#Duane Washington Jr., in his first game back from a hip injury, scored 10 for the Suns. Mikal Bridges also scored 10.


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