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Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton, left, blocks Washington Wizards guard John Wall as he drives the lane to the rim in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Beal scores 20 points, Wizards beat Nuggets 109-104

- Associated Press

Bradley Beal scored 20 points as all five Washington starters reached double figures, and the Wizards remained unbeaten by holding off the Denver Nuggets 109-104 on Monday night.

Philadelphia 76ers guard JJ Redick, right, goes to the basket against Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Washington. The Wizards won 120-115. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Kelly Oubre Jr. gets a prominent chance

- The Washington Times

Early injuries to the Wizard’s frontcourt have opened an opportunity for Oubre at the start of his third season. Though, Markieff Morris’ return may not be far off.

Washington Nationals fans watch the action during Game 5 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs, at Nationals Park, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 in Washington. The Cubs won 9-8 and won the series. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

LOVERRO: To be a Washington fan is to embrace the heartache

It was a subdued crowd, but who would expect much more from the seventh game of an 82-game schedule that no one should expect to lead to anything — other than, perhaps, something like a 9-8 Game 5 loss to the Cubs. A 115-105 Game 7 loss to the Boston Celtics. A 19-10 season-ending loss to the New York Giants. Or, of course, a 2-0 Game 7 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) looks to pass as Philadelphia 76ers guard Jerryd Bayless (0) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

John Wall scores 28 points, Wizards hold on to beat 76ers in opener

- Associated Press

John Wall scored 28 points, Bradley Beal rebounded from a rough start to add 25 and the Washington Wizards spoiled the NBA debuts of top picks Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 120-115 on Wednesday night.

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Phoenix Suns head coach Jay Triano speaks with Phoenix Suns guard Troy Daniels (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in Phoenix. It was Triano's first game as the Suns' head coach. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Booker, Suns top Kings 117-115 for 1st win

- Associated Press

On his way out of Phoenix's locker room Monday night, Devin Booker popped his head into the coaches' office to congratulate interim coach Jay Triano.

Phoenix Suns head coach Jay Triano speaks with Phoenix Suns guard Troy Daniels (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in Phoenix. It was Triano's first game as the Suns' head coach. (AP Photo/Matt York)

NBA Capsules

- Associated Press

Devin Booker scored 22 points, including two free throws with 9.8 seconds to play, and the Phoenix Suns beat the Sacramento Kings 117-115 on Monday night for their first win of the season in their first game under interim coach Jay Triano.

Memphis Grizzlies Mario Chalmers, front, is restrained by teammate Tyreke Evans after an altercation with Houston Rockets James Harden (13) resulting in technical fouls on both in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/George Bridges)

Gasol leads Grizzlies to 98-90 win over Rockets

Associated Press

In a game that he dominated offensively, Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol said it was the team's defense that helped the most in the wild come-from-behind win over the Houston Rockets.