Tucker, Strawberry Help Suns Burn Wizards
Posted Jul 20 2008 8:31PM
Phoenix 88, Washington 69
LAS VEGAS, July 20 - Alando Tucker scored 25 points Sunday and the Phoenix Suns held the Washington Wizards to just six fourth-quarter points in an 88-69 victory in the finale for both teams of the Las Vegas Summer League presented by EA Sports on the UNLV campus.
D.J. Strawberry scored 20 points for the Suns (2-3), who jumped out to a 7-2 lead and led by as many as seven points in the quarter before settling for a 22-16 lead.
The Wizards (2-3) used a 9-0 run to take a 32-27 lead with 4:12 left in the second quarter and held a two-point lead at halftime.
A balanced attack in the third quarter gave the Wizards a 63-58 lead entering the final period, but their offense disappeared. The Suns held the Wizards to just two points in the first five minutes and took a nine-point lead after going on a 12-0 burst.
Phoenix led by as many as 20 points in the period as Tucker scored 15 points and Strawberry added seven.