Danny Avdia and Roy Hachimura in a shooting competition at Washington practice (from Twitter)
In a good and successful time, tonight (between Tuesday and Wednesday) Washington broke a streak of ten losses, when it surprised Phoenix with 110:113 outside.
Danny Avdia was wonderful with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists in 36 minutes, and now the Wizards' record is 20:12.
Avdia naturally started with the five and got 36 minutes, while recording good percentages (4 of 8 from the field, 2 of 5 on 3, 6 of 6 from the penalty box).
After a close first half, Washington escaped to 54:71 in the third quarter, but one of the best teams in the West quickly came back, even though Devin Booker was missing.
The turnaround was complete, and nine minutes to the end Landry Shamet brought it up to 82:90.
Avdia was involved in the comeback, Bradley Beal completed it, and the final score is actually a bit deceiving - only Shamet's 3-pointer right at the buzzer made it look closer than it was in the clutch moments.
Kyle Kuzma led the Wizards with 29 points, Beal added 27 and Daniel Gafford also scored in double figures (12).
The Suns got 31 shots (9 of 16 for 3) and 30 from DeAndre Ayton.
Chris Paul added 12 and 11 assists.
One of his best games this season.
Avdia in front of Craig (Photo: Reuters)
In two days, Washington will return to the floor in its road trip and will be hosted by Utah.