Decisions looming for Suns after difficult season
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns suffered through their fifth straight losing season and sixth in the past seven. They'll be spectators once again when the NBA playoffs start this week. Yet they...
Suns forward Oubre out for the season with thumb injury
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. is out for the remainder of the season following surgery on his left thumb.
The Suns said in a statement that Oubre had a procedure on his...
PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker predicted a big night for himself. And, he was right.
The Phoenix star scored a season-high 41 points, and the surging Suns rolled to their fourth victory in five...
PHOENIX (AP) — Kelly Oubre Jr. had 27 points and 13 rebounds, and the Phoenix Suns rallied from 10 points down in the fourth quarter to stun the NBA-best Milwaukee Bucks 114-105 on Monday...
Oubre, Booker help Suns stun Bucks
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have had a dreadful season, one of growing pains, long losing streaks and blowout losses. However, on Monday night they put together a performance that was far from...
Randle scores 22, Pelicans beat Suns 130-116
PHOENIX (AP) — Whatever New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry said to Julius Randle at halftime worked.
Randle scored 16 of his 22 points in the third quarter, leading the Pelicans to...
Suns snap 17-game slide, top reeling Heat 124-121
MIAMI (AP) — Devin Booker came into his final matchup against Dwyane Wade looking to be the next player on the list of those who have snared a retirement-season jersey from the Miami...
Cavaliers send Suns to franchise-record 16th straight loss
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love's presence makes an obvious difference for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Playing his third game since returning from foot surgery, Love had 16 points and 11 rebounds...
Curry breaks out of slump, helps Warriors beat Suns
PHOENIX (AP) — Make it 18 wins in a row for the Golden State Warriors over the Phoenix Suns.
The latest, though, was no cakewalk for the reigning NBA champions.
Stephen Curry shook off a poor shooting performance by scoring 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and the Warriors finally broke open a tight game to beat the Suns 117-107 on Friday night.
Klay Thompson scored 25 points for the Warriors. Kevin Durant added 21 points and DeMarcus Cousins 18.
Mitchell, Jazz beat Suns 116-88
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz put away the Phoenix Suns with one impressive finish.
Mitchell scored 21 points and Joe Ingles had a career-high 11 assists, leading the Jazz to a 116-88 victory over the lowly Suns on Wednesday night.
"Our communication picked up a lot in the second half," Mitchell said. "That really propelled us to get out in transition. Obviously, hitting shots helps, but we were really doing well on communicating well defensively."
Lillard leads Trail Blazers to 120-106 win over Suns
PHOENIX (AP) — It took a while, but the Portland Trail Blazers finally did what they were supposed to do with the depleted Phoenix Suns.
Damian Lillard scored 24 points, CJ McCollum and Jake Layman added 20 apiece and the Trail Blazers pulled away in the second half to hand the Suns their sixth straight loss, 120-106 on Thursday night.
The Trail Blazers beat Phoenix for the ninth straight time. Portland has won four of five and eight of 11 overall.
Kelly Oubre bringing energy, defense _ and style _ to Suns
PHOENIX (AP) — In less than a month in Phoenix, Kelly Oubre Jr. is bringing energy, defense and scoring — not to mention style — to the perennial last-place Suns.
Teammate Devin Booker said there's no use trying to top Oubre when it comes to the way he dresses away from the game.
"That's the fashion king, man," Booker said after the Suns practiced Monday. "I just stay out of the way."
It's an aspect of life that Oubre takes seriously. He even served as an intern at Esquire magazine two summers ago.
Oubre scores 26, Suns end skid with win over Kings 115-111
PHOENIX (AP) — Three weeks after coming to the Phoenix Suns, Kelly Oubre Jr. says he's starting to feel comfortable.
He sure looked that way against Sacramento on Tuesday night.
Oubre matched his career high with 26 points, including a one-handed rebound jam with 11.1 seconds to play, and the Suns snapped a six-game losing streak, rallying from a 21-point deficit to beat the turnover-prone Kings 115-111.
Beal triple-double leads Wiz to 149-146 3OT win vs Suns
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal and Kelly Oubre Jr. have matched up often in practice, and Oubre thought he knew what to expect in their reunion.
Just one of a few surprises on a wild Saturday night.
Beal had 40 points and his first career triple-double while squaring off against his former teammate, and the Washington Wizards beat the Phoenix Suns 149-146 in triple-overtime in the highest-scoring NBA game since 2008.
Suns beat Celtics 111-103, run winning streak to 4 games
BOSTON (AP) — Devin Booker had 25 points and eight assists, and Deandre Ayton added 23 points and 18 rebounds to lead the suddenly resurgent Phoenix Suns past the Boston Celtics 111-103 on Wednesday night.
It was the fourth consecutive victory for the Suns since opening the season 4-24. Phoenix has its first four-game winning streak since March 2015.
T.J. Warren scored 21 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. had 13 for the Suns.
Booker, Ayton carry Suns past Celtics for 4th straight win
BOSTON (AP) — It appears the Phoenix Suns have finally figured things out.
Devin Booker had 25 points and eight assists, and rookie Deandre Ayton added 23 points and 18 rebounds to lead the suddenly resurgent Suns past the Boston Celtics 111-103 on Wednesday night.
"We had multiple conversations when we were losing early in the year," Booker said. "We looked around the locker room and said, 'Nobody's going to feel bad for us.'"
Wizards complete trade to acquire Ariza from Suns
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Wizards have completed a trade to acquire forward Trevor Ariza from the Phoenix Suns for forward Kelly Oubre Jr. and guard Austin Rivers.
Washington general manager Ernie Grunfeld announced the deal Monday after it was agreed to in principle over the weekend. Grunfeld called Ariza "one of the most effective, efficient and versatile players at his position for over a decade."
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AP source: Wizards acquire Ariza from Suns for Oubre, Rivers
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a three-way trade fell apart over mistaken identity, the Wizards are getting Trevor Ariza after all.
Washington agreed in principle Saturday to acquire Ariza from the Phoenix Suns for Kelly Oubre Jr. and Austin Rivers, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it had not been announced by either team.
Dinwiddie adds to big week with 27, Nets’ win streak at 4
NEW YORK (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie and the Brooklyn Nets keep adding to a big week.
The Washington Wizards sounded like a team that may be breaking up.
Dinwiddie scored 27 points in his first game since signing a three-year contract extension, and the Nets beat the Wizards 125-118 on Friday night for their season-best fourth straight victory.
Turner helps Pacers escape with 109-101 victory over Wizards
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Myles Turner held his ground Monday night.
And with one quick swat of the basketball, he saved the Indiana Pacers.
The young center scored a season-high 26 points, made two 3-pointers, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked Kelly Oubre Jr.'s driving layup with 4:16 left to help the Pacers steady themselves long enough to hold on for a 109-101 victory after Washington nearly erased a 25-point second-half deficit.
Beal scores 27, Wizards hold on to beat Knicks 110-107
NEW YORK (AP) — Bradley Beal felt at home at Madison Square Garden, and for good reason given the Wizards' recent history there.
Beal finished with 27 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. had 21 off the bench as Washington beat the Knicks in New York for the ninth straight time, 110-107 on Monday night.
Temple, Gasol, Conley lead Grizzlies past Wizards 107-95
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The road trip was really long and not very forgiving for the Washington Wizards, all the way through the closing game in Memphis.
With Washington on fumes to close out a five-game trip, the Grizzlies used 20 points from Garrett Temple to send the Wizards to their fourth straight loss with a 107-95 victory on Tuesday night.
"We need to get off the road as fast as possible," said guard Bradley Beal, who finished with 17 points on 5-of-16 shooting.
Kelly Oubre Jr., Wizards forward, becomes latest NBA player to discuss mental health
Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. told NBC Sports Washington he has suffered mental health struggles in his life, becoming the latest NBA player to publicly discuss the topic.
"That s--- is serious," he said. "I just go into a quiet place and breathe, man. Just being mindful is the only way I know how to get through any anxiety, any depression or anything like that."
WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after taking schoolkids to a museum instead of visiting President Donald Trump at the White House, the Golden State Warriors won for the seventh time in eight games by beating the Washington Wizards 109-101 as Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Stephen Curry added 25, and Klay Thompson limited Bradley Beal to eight Wednesday night.
Durant shot 12 for 20, Thompson scored 13, and Draymond Green contributed 11 points and 11 assists.
Wizards beat Cavs in first game in Cleveland since trades
CLEVELAND (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 18 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 17 and tried to untie the sneakers of one of Cleveland's new players, and the Washington Wizards withstood a late assault by LeBron James to beat the new-look Cavaliers 110-103 on Thursday night.
Wizards hold off LeBron, new-look Cavaliers 110-103
CLEVELAND (AP) — Maybe life without John Wall won't be as miserable as the Wizards feared.
The All-Star break barely slowed them down, and the Cavaliers couldn't stop them either.
Bradley Beal scored 18 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 17 and tried to untie the sneakers of one of Cleveland's new players, and the Wizards withstood a late assault by LeBron James to beat the new-look Cavs 110-103 on Thursday night.
Wizards beat Pacers 111-102, win 5th straight without Wall
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Suddenly, the Washington Wizards look unbeatable.
Their early season shooting woes are gone, they're sharing the ball more and they're playing like a contender. And they've done it all with All-Star guard John Wall on the mend.
They did it again Monday as Bradley Beal, their other All-Star, scored 21 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. added 15 to lead the Wizards past the Indiana Pacers, 111-102 for a season-best fifth straight win.
Wizards score 45 in 3rd, beat Pistons 122-112
DETROIT (AP) — John Wall felt the third quarter wasn't much different from the first two.
The Washington Wizards just made more of their open shots.
Wall and the Wizards scored 45 points in the third, and although most of their 20-point lead slipped away in the fourth, they were able to hold on for a 122-112 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. Bradley Beal and Kelly Oubre Jr. had 26 points each, and Wall added 16 points and 11 assists.
Antetokounmpo takes over again as Bucks beat Wizards 104-95
WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that he has this basketball thing figured out, Giannis Antetokounmpo showed he wouldn't make a bad long snapper in football, either.
Rubio, Jazz drop turnover-plagued Wizards 107-104
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Wizards had every reason to take the Jazz seriously after they were routed by 47 points in Utah last month.
Nonetheless, their uneven play against inferior opponents continued.
Ricky Rubio scored 21 points, Donovan Mitchell had 16 and the short-handed Jazz completed a season sweep of the Wizards with a 107-104 win on Wednesday night.
Wizards hand Rockets 5th straight loss, 121-103
WASHINGTON (AP) — Otto Porter Jr. scored 26 points, Bradley Beal and Kelly Oubre Jr. had 21 each, and the Washington Wizards beat Houston 121-103 on Friday night for the Rockets' fifth straight loss.
The skid is Houston's longest since dropping seven straight from Jan. 9-19, 2013.
NBA scoring leader James Harden matched his season low with 20 points for Houston. Chris Paul returned after missing three games with a strained groin. He had eight points and six assists in 26 minutes.
Porter scores 26, Wizards hand Rockets 5th straight loss
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets won 25 of their first 29 games to notch the NBA's best record, then quickly entered their worst tailspin in nearly five years.
Otto Porter Jr. scored 26 points, Bradley Beal and Kelly Oubre Jr. had 21 each, and the Washington Wizards beat the Rockets 121-103 Friday night for Houston's fifth straight loss. It's the longest skid for the Rockets since dropping seven straight from Jan. 9-19, 2013.
Scott scores 18 in Wizards’ 130-103 win over skidding Magic
WASHINGTON (AP) — One night after a humiliating defeat, the Washington Wizards set a season high for points and rolled to an easy win.
Mike Scott scored 18 points, Otto Porter Jr. and Bradley Beal each had 17, and the Wizards beat Orlando 130-103 on Saturday to hand the injury-ravaged Magic their eighth straight loss.
Nets rout Wizards 119-84 to end 4-game losing streak
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the NBA's best backcourts sure didn't play that way.
And with John Wall and Bradley Beal shut down, the Brooklyn Nets led the Washington Wizards by as many as 40 points in a 119-84 victory on Friday night.
Wall scored 10 points and Beal had only four as the pair combined to miss 20 of its 26 shots.
Beal, defense lead Wizards to 113-94 win over Hawks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even with John Wall struggling through migraine symptoms, the Washington Wizards continued their renewed commitment to defense.
Bradley Beal scored 19 points on a day when Wall skipped the morning shootaround and most of pregame warm-ups, and the Wizards forced the Atlanta Hawks into a season-worst 24 turnovers in a 113-94 victory on Saturday night.
Beal scores 38 as Wizards beat Raptors 107-96 without Wall
TORONTO (AP) — Another big night from Bradley Beal helped the Washington Wizards win without All-Star guard John Wall.
Beal scored 38 points, Otto Porter Jr. had 19 and the Wizards never trailed in beating Toronto 107-96 on Sunday night, winning for the second time in 11 meetings with the Raptors.
Warriors’ Green takes issue with fine for fight with Beal
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State star Draymond Green is taking issue with being fined $25,000 for a skirmish with Washington's Bradley Beal, saying he was trying to protect himself from Beal and players from the Wizards' bench.
On Sunday, the NBA fined Green and Beal for fighting during a game Friday night and also suspended Washington guard Carrick Felix and forward Markieff Morris one game apiece for leaving the bench area during the scuffle.
Wizards’ Felix, Morris suspended 1 game for leaving bench
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has suspended Washington Wizards guard Carrick Felix and forward Markieff Morris for one game each for leaving the bench area during a fight.
The league announced the discipline on Sunday. It stems from an altercation that occurred Friday night between the Wizards and Warriors, when Washington guard Bradley Beal grabbed Golden State forward Draymond Green around the neck.