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The Phoenix Suns started a six- 2012 NBA Picks
game homestand in style by beating the Los Angeles Lakers and see the upcoming stretch in which 12 of 14 NBA Picks
games are at home as a time to make a move. However, Phoenix is only 6-8 at home after beating the Lakers to snap a four-game losing skid. Washington, which plays at Phoenix on Monday, is 3-12 on the road with two of the victories coming on the current five-game road trip. The Wizards have been off since losing to Utah on Friday.
TV: 9 p.m. ET, CS Washington (Wizards), FS Arizona (Suns)
ABOUT THE WIZARDS (7-24): Second-year point guard John Wall has picked up his play recently and has five double-digit assist performances in 12 games after reaching 10 assists only once over the first 19 contests. He is averaging 10.2 assists over the past five 2012 NBA Odds
games and his scoring also has improved. Wall had 24 points against Utah and is averaging 23.7 points over the last three 2012 NBA Odds
games. Wall’s hot streak has raised his season averages to 16.9 points and 7.6 assists.
ABOUT THE SUNS (13-19): Veteran point guard Steve Nash is on an even better roll than Wall with 47 assists over the past three 2012 NBA Picks
games. Nash has reached double digits in assists in nine straight games and is averaging 13.4 over the stretch. Nash leads the NBA in assists at 11.0 per game. Coach Alvin Gentry is mindful of not having the 38-year-old Nash wear down and held him out of a game against Denver last week when Phoenix was playing the second game of a back-to-back-to-back.
1. Phoenix has won nine straight 2012 NBA Basketball Picks
games against the Wizards and Washington’s last win in the series occurred during the 2006-07 campaign.
2. Suns guard Jared Dudley scored a season-high 25 points in Sunday’s 2012 NBA Picks Preview
victory over the Lakers.
3. Washington guard Jordan Crawford is averaging 18.0 points over the last three 2012 NBA Predictions
PREDICTION: Suns 107, Wizards 100
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