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Ariza scores 23, Beal sinks big shots in Washington's 101-95 win over Suns

  • Washington Wizards' Marcin Gortat, right, of Poland, gets the balled stripped by Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic (1), of Slovenia, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Washington Wizards' Marcin Gortat, right, of Poland, gets the balled stripped by Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic (1), of Slovenia, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Wizards' Nene, right, of Brazil, dunks as Phoenix Suns' Miles Plumlee (22) looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Washington Wizards' Nene, right, of Brazil, dunks as Phoenix Suns' Miles Plumlee (22) looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Wizards' Trevor Ariza (1) scores in front of Phoenix Suns' Miles Plumlee, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Washington Wizards' Trevor Ariza (1) scores in front of Phoenix Suns' Miles Plumlee, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

Trevor Ariza scored 23 points, Bradley Beal sank a pair of crucial shots down the stretch and the Washington Wizards opened a four-game road trip Friday night with a 101-95 victory over the Phoenix Suns.

Beal's 3-pointer with 2:03 left gave the Wizards the lead for good at 96-93. His 15-footer made it 99-95 with 26.9 seconds to go, then he finished with a game-ending dunk.

John Wall had 18 points and 12 assists for the Wizards. Nene added 18, Beal 17 points and ex-Sun Marcin Gortat 14 for Washington.

Goran Dragic had 19 points and 11 assists for the Suns, who stumbled after a 24-point blowout of Indiana two nights earlier. Channing Frye scored 16, Miles Plumlee 14 and Markieff Morris 13 for Phoenix.