The Israeli rookie started again in the top five, scoring 2 of 4 from the three and adding 6 rebounds but his team was defeated 134: 106 • Devin Boker (27 points) led the host, who went for a 4:21 run in the opening of the third quarter and closed a story in a game in which she lost only 3 balls
Abdia tries to stop Bridges
Danny Abdia's rookie season continued tonight (Saturday through Sunday) with the Washington Wizards defeated, 134: 106 against the Phoenix Suns (15:37) in an away game in the Arizona capital.
The Israeli again opened with a five by Scott Brooks and played 31 minutes - the second on the team after Russell Westbrook - and presented a solid game of 9 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists along with the loss of one ball.
Abdia scored his 9 points on 2 threes out of 4 shots, and another 3 from 4 from the penalty line.
The first half of the game was close with 13 draws and 10 lead exchanges, and at the break the teams went down with a slight advantage of the host, 55:57 after a three with the buzzer of Jay Crowder.
But then came the third quarter which the Suns opened with a 4:21 run, and in total in that quarter they scored 44 points as they stopped Abdia’s bunch at just 24.
In the fourth quarter the gap only widened.
Devin Booker marched Phoenix to victory with 27 points, Diandra Eyton added 14 points and 10 rebounds, Chris Paul had 13 points and 10 assists - and the entire team lost just 3 balls in the entire game - equal to the franchise record.
This is the 17th victory of the Suns' last 21 games, which are in second place in the West, and not by chance.
The Wizards, who played without Bradley Bill, were led by Raul Neto with a career-high 24 points while Westbrook with a triple-double number 22 this season (17 points, 14 assists, 11 rebounds).
On the night between Monday and Tuesday at 04:00 (Israel time) the next game of Abdia and his friends will arrive, which is not expected to be any easier, when they continue their journey west straight to Salt Lake City where they will meet the leader of the West, Utah Jazz (13:40)