Kuzma scored 29 points, Wizards beat Suns to end 10-game losing streak, Bill 27+6, Paul 12+11
The NBA regular season continues in the 2022-23 season, and the Washington Wizards (12 wins and 20 losses) finally stopped their losing streak. Although Ayton scored 30 points and 13 rebounds, Kuzma scored 29 points and Bill scored 27 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. They led the team to a small climax in the fourth quarter to regain the lead. Narrowly beat the Phoenix Suns 113-110 (19-13). The Wizards ended their 10-game losing streak, and the Suns’ 3-game winning streak was ended.
Kuzma of the Wizards scored 29 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists, Beal had 27 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists, Avdija had 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists, Gafford Got 12 points and 9 rebounds. Shamet of the Suns had 31 points and 5 assists, Ayton had 30 points and 13 rebounds, Paul had 12 points and 11 assists, Bridges and Washington had 10 points each.
Booker of the Suns was absent again, and Porzingis of the Wizards did not play. After the start of the game, the Wizards turned away. Kuzma scored 5 points alone, and Gafford also scored 4 points. They led the team to an 11-5 lead. Ayton scored 8 points on offense. He led the team to a 12-3 counterattack climax, and the Suns took a 17-14 lead. Morris broke through and fought back, and the two teams then played several offenses. Washington hit a three-pointer, Biyombo made two free throws, and the Suns ended the first quarter with a 3-point lead 30-27.
Kuzma and Barton teamed up to start the second quarter with 5 points, and the Wizards took the lead. Washington tied with a jump shot. After 36 draws, the two teams took the lead alternately. Morris scored 5 points and led the team to an 8-0 spurt. The Wizards led 49-42 at 5 minutes and 35 seconds before halftime. After the two sides each scored a few points, Bridges made two free throws and the Suns trailed by 5 points 48-53 at halftime.
Kuzma of the Wizards had 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the half, Gafford had 10 points and 6 rebounds; Shamet of the Suns had 14 points, Ayton had 12 points and 5 rebounds .
Kuzma hit a three-pointer. He led the team to start the third quarter with a 7-0 spurt, and the Wizards led 60-48. Ayton hit back with 4 points, Bill made two free throws, Afdia made a three-pointer, and the Wizards continued to maintain a double-digit advantage. Ayton scored a hook, Kuzma scored 4 points and led the team to a 6-0 spurt. The Wizards led 71-54 by 17 points. Paul scored 11 points on offense alone, and Ayton also contributed 6 points. They jointly played a 17-2 counterattack wave, and the Suns chased to 71-73 with 3 minutes and 5 seconds left in the third quarter.
After the Wizards timed out, Gibson temporarily stabilized the situation with two free throws. Bridges and Shamet teamed up for 4 points, and Bill fired back with 5 points to help the team maintain the lead. Shamet made a three-pointer at the top of the arc, and the Suns trailed by 2 points 78-80 at the end of the three quarters.
Washington scored 5 points alone. He led the team to start the fourth quarter with a 9-0 attack wave, and the Suns took an 87-80 lead. Kuzma stopped the bleeding with a jumper, Shamet made a three-pointer, Biyombo succeeded in a single, and the Suns led 92-82 by 10 points. Bill stepped forward and scored 4 points to stop the bleeding, Ayton scored twice under the basket, and the Suns led 98-88 by 10 points with 5 minutes and 35 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Afdia hit back with a three-pointer, Kuzma also hit a three-pointer, and the Wizards quickly caught up. Paul’s shoulder was hit and he returned to the field without hindrance. He assisted Bridges to score, Bill turned on the attack mode and scored 6 points in a row, and he also assisted Kuzma to make a three-pointer from the bottom corner. They led the team to play The climax of the 11-0 counterattack, the Wizards took a 105-100 lead with 1 minute and 38 seconds left in the fourth quarter.
Craig’s layup was blocked by Gibson, Afdia made two free throws, and the Wizards led by 7 points. Shamet missed a jumper and Kuzma got a rebound. Afdia made two free throws again, the Suns did not give up resistance, Shamet made a three-pointer, and they were 6 points behind. Kuzma missed two free throws, Shamet made another three-pointer, and the Suns trailed 106-109. Bill made two free throws, Shamet missed a three-pointer, Paul got a rebound and made a three-pointer that caused Afdia to foul. Paul made only one of three free throws, Bill made two free throws, and Shamet made another three-pointer to no avail. The Suns lost 110-113.
Wizards starting lineup: Morris, Beal, Avdija, Kuzma, Gafford
Suns starting lineup: Paul, Lee, Bridges, Craig, Ayton