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Dragic has 20, Suns hold off worn-out Washington 106-98

PHOENIX (AP) — Goran Dragic scored 20 points to lead five Phoenix players in double figures and the Suns held on to beat the worn-out Washington Wizards 106-98 on Wednesday night.

The Wizards, playing their fourth game in five nights, trailed by 22 in the first half and 18 early in the fourth quarter before twice cutting it to four.

The Wizards’ Otto Porter scored eight consecutive points to slice the lead to 101-97 with 1:17 left, but Markieff Morris’ high-arching 15-footer with 23.9 seconds to go put Phoenix up 103-97.

Phoenix, which hadn’t played since Sunday, improved to 5-2 with one to go in its franchise-record eight-game home stand.

Morris had 16 and Isaiah Thomas added 18 for the Suns.

Porter and Marcin Gortat scored 14 each for the Wizards.

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