Wizards anticipate Suns wanting the last word

Wizards anticipate Suns wanting the last word
March 20, 2013, 7:00 am
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Last weekend, tempers flared between the Wizards and Phoenix Suns.

As the blowout was coming to a close, Wizards forward Trevor Booker had words with center Jermaine O’Neal of the Phoenix Suns.

Then Wizards point guard John Wall got involved, though it didn’t escalate.

The second game of a four-game road trip happens for the Wizards on Wednesday night in Phoenix, which could be keyed up for their last chance to get even (CSN, 10 p.m. ET).

“(Jermaine) and Book got into an altercation. I got in between and told them to just keep playing. It was a misunderstanding,” Wall said. “He’s somebody, as a veteran, I respect that plays in this league. I just apologized and kept it moving.”

Suns coach Lindsey Hunter said his team was embarrassed, citing the points allowed in the 127-105 loss and the seven three-pointers by Martell Webster. The Wizards shot 14-for-21 from long range for 66.7%.

Wizards coach Randy Wittman was pleased the spat was quickly resolved on the court, but he expects the Suns to use it as motivation. Behind 52 points from the bench, the Suns routed the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday 99-76.

"They’re going to remember, absolutely as we would I hope,” Wittman said. “They took care of everything after the game. There was some talking going on which happens all the time.”