Backcourt does the heavy lifting as Wizards close out road trip on winning note

Beal shot 10 out of 22 and had his 25th 30-point game that season.

Davis Bertans added 16 points when Washington finished 4-2 on his road trip.

De’Aaron Fox scored 33 points for the Kings, who have lost eight times in a row.

The wizards had fun with it.

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Washington scored 42 points in the first quarter, including an early 3-pointer from Beal who smiled and playfully waved his tongue on the wizards bench as he ran down the court.

Fox scored six points in 30 seconds to pull Sacramento in the middle of the third round between 82 and 76, but the Kings stopped after that.

Westbrook got his triple-double early in the fourth when he went to Bertans for a 3-pointer that made it 107-91.

The wizards received help from the kings in the fourth quarter. Sacramento was called for four technical fouls during the period, including two for delaying play. Coach Luke Walton was hit with one in the last two minutes.

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While Richaun Holmes sat outside with an aching Achilles tendon, the kings turned to two reserves. Damian Jones, who signed a 10-day contract on April 7th, started with five points and four rebounds. Chimezie Metu also played in the post and had two points and a rebound.

Wizards: Washington scored 42 points in the first quarter. … Jordan Bell signed a 10-day contract. Bell played three games with Washington in January. … The Wizards hadn’t won in Sacramento since October 29, 2017.

Kings: Marvin Bagley III, who rehabilitated from a broken left hand bone at his Arizona home, is expected to join the team again when they face Phoenix on Friday. Bagley, the second overall winner in 2018, has missed 15 games.

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Wizards: Return to Washington on Saturday to play New Orleans.

Kings: Face the Suns on Friday in Phoenix. The teams split in December at the Golden 1 Center.

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