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PHOENIX - When the Phoenix Suns big lead was fading away fast in the fourth quarter, P.J. Tucker put a stop to the collapse.The Suns forward, not usually a big part of the high-scoring teams offence, scored 10 of his 12 points and grabbed seven of his 10 rebounds in the fourth quarter to help Phoenix hold on for a 106-98 victory over the worn-out Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.P.J. doesnt get a lot of opportunities, Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said. But late in the games, he really gets tuned in.Goran Dragic scored 20 points to lead five Phoenix players in double figures.The Wizards trailed by 22 in the first half and 18 early in the fourth quarter before twice cutting it to four.It was our fourth game in five nights and we were playing teams that were pretty fast, Washingtons John Wall said, Denver and L.A. and now them, so it was tough. Im not looking for excuses but we definitely didnt have the same energy as we usually do.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.But it was Tucker from long-range and on the boards that pulled this one out.He drilled two big 3s to extend the lead back out there, Hornacek said, and then P.J. does what he usually does — gets big rebounds at the end of games.Phoenix, which hadnt played since Sunday, improved to 5-2 with one to go in its franchise-record eight-game home stand.Isaiah Thomas had 18 and Morris 16 for the Suns.Porter and Marcin Gortat scored 14 each for the Wizards.Washingtons standout backcourt of Wall and Bradley Beal were a combined 10-for-31 shooting. Beal was 5 of 15 for 13 points. Wall, who tweaked his ankle the previous night against the Lakers and has been bothered by migraines, missed his first five shots and finished 5 for 16 for 11 points.Brandan Wright scored 13, his most since coming to Phoenix.We let our inefficiency from an offensive standpoint drain our energy in the first half, Wizards coach Randy Wittman said. You cant do that — missing some easy layups, missing some easy shots. It just kind of sucked the energy out of us.Washington scored the first seven of the second half, then later mounted a 9-0 run to cut it to 62-57 on Paul Pierces driving layup with 6:39 left in the third.Consecutive 3s by Dragic, Thomas and Marcus Morris restored the lead to 76-59 and the Suns were up 80-66 after three.A lineup entirely made up of Washington reserves went on a 17-3 run to cut the lead to 91-87 with 6:58 left. The Suns scored the next eight, four by Tucker, to go up 99-87, but Porters scoring binge made it close one last time.They had their bench come off with some energy, some unexpected energy, Tucker said. But you expect them to make a run. In those type of games, when theyre making runs you got to get offensive rebounds and make sure you secure defensive rebounds and make free throws.The Suns swept the season series from Washington for the sixth time in eight seasons.TECHNICAL ADJUSTMENTCoach Jeff Hornacek has softened his no-technical policy. Trying to eliminate the flurry of technical fouls his players draw, he decided to bench anyone who got one for the rest of that game. Dragic and Markieff Morris did and sat as Phoenix lost the last two. Now the benching is at Hornaceks discretion. He wants the players to police each other.TIP-INSWizards: Nene sat out the game with a sore right foot. ... Paul Pierce returned after missing the Lakers game with a sore right big toe. ... Washington is 8-4 in the second of back-to-back games.Suns: Phoenix is 15-6 since going with a starting lineup of Bledsoe, Dragic, P.J. Tucker, Markieff Morris and Alex Len at Charlotte on Dec. 17. ... Suns are 8-1 when playing on two days rest. ... Suns practiced at owner Robert Sarvers house when US Airways Center was being used for Super Bowl media day on Tuesday.UP NEXTWizards: Return home to meet Raptors on Saturday.Suns: Conclude eight-game homestand against Bulls on Friday. Clearance Shoes .A caravan greeted the former Boston Red Sox pitcher at the airport and took him to a public park in Santo Domingo, where a crowd lined a 19-mile stretch of highway to catch a glimpse of him.Once at the park, Martinez went on stage accompanied by players David Ortiz and Robinson Cano as merengue music played and fireworks lit up the sky. Cyber Monday Shoes . In five games last month, Billings led all scorers with 11 goals, 27 assists and 38 points as the Rock posted a 2-3 record. https://www.fakeshoeswholesale.com/. On paper, it looks a little like Andre the Giant taking on a midget wrestler. It has all the makings of a rout with the Americans adding an eighth win in nine outings of this biennial event. The Yanks have eight players in the top 15 in the world while the Internationals have just one. Shoes Outlet . - Jason Day and Cameron Tringale shot an 8-under 64 on Friday in modified alternate-shot play to increase their lead to three strokes in the Franklin Templeton Shootout. Cheap Shoes . With his father watching from the stands, Harrison homered, doubled, single and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the Pirates to a 8-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday.ST. LOUIS - Rookie Greg Robinson has been getting double duty at guard and tackle in training camp for the St. Louis Rams. The No. 2 pick has been equal to the task. "They need me to cross train," Robinson said Tuesday night after practicing in 90-degree heat. "Im just trying my best to learn it all." Robinson projects as a main tackle eventually, but being versatile is always a plus. He admits its been difficult mentally at times. Since getting drafted, Robinson has been quizzed about the complexity of the Rams offence compared with Auburns straightforward schemes. Hes getting a little weary of it, calling it "the question of the whole camp." "They expect me to know it and Ive been working hard and Im coming along," Robinson said. "Theres a few things I dont remember, but Im coming along well and starting to play a little faster." The Rams had a need early in camp with left tackle Jake Long and guard Rodger Saffold rehabbing from injuries. Even though both likely will play in the third preseason game at Cleveland, Robinson will be alternating spots again. Hell start at left guard and move to left tackle after Longs day is done. Saffold, whos been hampered by a stinger in his left shoulder, can relate to Robinsons challenge. Hes settling in at right guard this season, but last year he had five starts at right guard, three starts at right tackle and one at left tackle. "I just hope that its good for him to be able to see the big picture," Saffold said. "The more you know, the better understanding, the better you react to blitzes and other things that you can see out of the corner of your eye, which is great.dddddddddddd" Robinson left Auburn after two seasons and at age 21 is the second-youngest player in camp. The Rams are factoring in the youth element, anticipating hell grow into his role, but hes already good enough to start at two spots. "A lot of people say I look better at tackle than guard, but thats all opinions," Robinson said. "Im just trying my best to learn." Saffolds injury is to the same shoulder that brought him back to St. Louis after signing a free agent deal with Oakland, but then failing his physical. He said hes felt ready for a couple of weeks, but that the teams medical staff is playing it safe. He was hurt in practice when he got hit from two angles at the same time. He did individual work Tuesday. "It was nowhere as bad as the last time," Saffold said. "I know they want to be super cautious and thats fine," Saffold said. Ready to get to work, too. "I feel in shape, I feel rested, good all the way around," he said. "Im just itching to hit somebody else." Notes: Former Rams LB Isiah Robertson was among those watching practice on the next to last day of training camp. "What an honour to have him in the building," coach Jeff Fisher said. ... DT Michael Brockers returned to practice from an ankle injury, but linebacker James Laurinaitis (ankle) remained sidelined. ' ' '

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