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Washington Wizards' Kevin Seraphin (13), of France, gets off a shot but knocks over Phoenix Suns' Markieff Morris (11) for a charging foul as Suns' Alex Len, left, of the Ukraine, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Washington Wizards' Kevin Seraphin (13), of France, gets off a shot but knocks over Phoenix Suns' Markieff Morris (11) for a charging foul as Suns' Alex Len, left, of the Ukraine, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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