Spectacular Comeback: Phoenix Suns Defeat The Washington Wizards With A Fourth-quarter Rally.

Sunday night, the Phoenix Suns defeated the Washington Wizards -112-108 to cap their stunning comeback victory.

In the last game of the team’s five-game homestand, the victory ended Phoenix’s two-game losing streak.

Phoenix (14-12) trailed Washington by double digits for most of the contest since the first quarter. Then the Suns went on an 18-6 run right after the nine-minute mark in the fourth, and gained their largest lead, eight points, with about three minutes to go.

After Devin Booker toughed out the first half without his shooting rhythm, he gained steam in the second by going 6-of-11 and scored 17 of his 27 points. Booker had Phoenix’s hot hand in the fourth as he chipped in 11 points shooting 4-of-6, including two 3s during Phoenix’s final run to take the lead. He also had a team-best eight assists in the win.

Washington’s Daniel Gafford (team-high 26 points, 16 rebounds) had a tip-in with 42 seconds left, cutting Phoenix’s lead to one. Then he fouled Kevin Durant (game-high 28 points) on an and-one dunk on Phoenix’s next possession, and Durant’s made free throw put the Suns up by four. Durant was sent to the line again in the closing seconds and made one of two, Gafford had a dunk to shave the lead to three again, then Phoenix’s Eric Gordon (13 points) went 1-of-2 in his final trip during the closing seconds to finalize the four-point margin.

Washington’s Tyus Jones had 22 points and game-high 11 assists; Kyle Kuzma had 17 points and seven rebounds in the losing effort.

Phoenix begins a two-game road trip at Portland on Tuesday.

The Suns are down 89-81 entering the fourth quarter, despite outscoring Washington 35-31 in the third period.

Phoenix found some life in its offense by riding Kevin Durant, who scored 11 of his 24 points (10-of-19) in the third. Devin Booker also scored six of his 16 points in the period.

Tyus Jones of Washington still leads the club in scoring with twenty, while three other starters are in double digits.

The Wizards, who were ahead 58-46 at the half, were still in control of the Suns.

Washington dominated the second quarter from start to finish, taking a double-digit lead with 6:30 remaining in the half and pushing the lead to its largest point total of 16 points at 2:24.

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