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The Wizards had their highest scoring performance of the season as they took care of the Suns, 127-105. Martell Webster was the star as he scored a personal career high and a Wizards season high of 34 points.

The Wizards got some good news right before the game as it was announced that Bradley Beal would return to the lineup after missing six games. The Suns though had the lead for a good portion of the first half but a 14-2 run towards the end of the half propelled the Wizards into the lead and they would never look back. The 39 point second quarter was the Wizards highest scoring quarter of the year and the 66 point first half was their highest scoring first half. The offensive fireworks continued into the second half as the Wizards put up another 36 in the 3rd quarter to score 100 points before the close of the third and put the game out of reach. By the end of the night the Wizards had their most explosive offensive performance of the year and a 22 point victory over Phoenix.

Martell Webster stole the show as he erupted for 34 points on 10/18 shooting. He also accounted for 7 of the Wizards' season high 14 three pointers and extended his franchise record of hitting at least four threes to five games. He also tied Jameer Nelson's NBA season high streak of four or more threes in a game. The Wizards as a team shot 51.6% from the field and 66.7% from beyond the arc.

John Wall had his third double-double in his last four games with 17 points and 11 assists. Emeka Okafor recorded his 19th double-double of the year with 17 points and 10 boards. Bradley Beal had a nice return to the lineup as he picked up 13 points on 5/10 shooting and picked up right where he left off from three point range, going 3/4. Nene and Temple also both finished in double figures with 14 and 11 respectively.

The Suns put six in double figures, led by DC native Michael Beasley's 21 points off the bench. Jared Dudley had 16 and Markieff Morris had 13.

The Wizards now head on a four game road trip which begins Monday night in Charlotte.


Nene
Points: 14
Rebounds: 5
Assists: 2

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Points: Martell Webster - 34
Rebounds: Emeka Okafor - 10
Assists: John Wall - 11
Blocks: 3 Tied - 1
Steals: John Wall - 3

Randy Wittman Postgame

On Win:

“Well this was a good way to finish up this four (games) in five (nights) for us. I thought we went out and took care of business right from the start. This is a tough team to play against because they have a lot of guys that can score points and score them quickly. Sometimes you can get caught up in that type of game and lose sight of the way you want to play. We had 30 assists and John (Wall) has done a terrific job with our pace the last week to 10 days. When we play at that pace, offensively, we’re hard to defend.”

Martell Webster Postgame

On game:

“My teammates kept finding me. I definitely tip my hat to my teammates. They were encouraging me to keep shooting the ball. When you have that backing, it’s easy to shoot. You could put anybody in my position and they’d knock down those shots. Fortunately it was me tonight, but it was a great team win and it was fun to be out there playing with these guys.”

John Wall Postgame

On pace:

“I think just finally sitting down with Coach Witt and really finding out what pace meant for him. I thought pace was just trying to push every time. Pace is getting the ball up to your other teammates and throwing it ahead and throwing it to the post. And just playing at a different pace that we need throughout the game to keep us going.”

Bradley Beal Postgame

On his return:

“It feels good. To be able to come back, get back in the feel of things. To play that many minutes. It’s great to just be out there with the team again.”

Emeka Okafor Postgame