Here are five plays or moments from the Washington Wizards' 131-127 win over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night at Talking Stick Resort Arena that are worth revisiting...
1. This game had plenty of crazy moments. There were impressive dunks, passes and even a mascot sliding onto the court.
But the first half was highlighted by a shoving match between the teams. It all started when Jason Smith laid a hard screen on Suns guard Tyler Ulis. Former Wizards player Jared Dudley quickly came over to chest bump Smith in his teammates' defense. Then, both teams rushed to confront each other:
The sequence ended with both Dudley and Brandon Jennings getting ejected, Jennings for making a gun motion with his hand.
2. This might have been the best play of the night. John Wall, who finished with 25 points and 14 assists, got this and-1 shot to go in at the buzzer to end the first half:
3. This is definitely the weirdest moment of the game. During the second half, the Suns' gorilla mascot dove onto the court apparently to grab something that had rolled onto the floor. This may have been an NBA-first:
4. Back to Wall, who set up Bojan Bogdanovic for a nice dunk on this play:
Bogdanovic finished with 29 points, the most for any Wizards reserve this season. He shot 16-for-16 from the line, which is the most attempts while shooting perfect in Wizards/Bullets franchise history.
5. Here's the dagger, a two-handed slam by Bradley Beal, who ended with 27 points after scoring 15 in the first quarter alone. This one helped seal the win:
This is a random one, but watch and marvel at how long it takes this fan to sip his beer. I count 14 seconds:
when you're trying to make the beer last the whole quarter pic.twitter.com/4Fdugdzfbi— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) March 8, 2017
What a weird game.