Devin Booker became the youngest player in NBA history with consecutive 50-point games, but his latest scoring binge was wasted once again by the last-place Phoenix Suns in a 124-121 loss to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.

Thomas Bryant’s layup and free throw with 2.8 seconds left put Washington ahead for good in a back-and-forth game. Bryant caught Bradley Beal’s pass off a baseline drive and dropped in the winning bucket. Phoenix had one more chance to tie, but Troy Daniels missed a 3-pointer from the corner just before the final buzzer.

The 22-year-old Booker finished with 50 points and 10 rebounds as the Suns, with the worst record in the Western Conference at 17-59, dropped their fifth straight. Booker scored 59 points in a 125-92 loss Monday night at Utah.

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) gets a shot off and is fouled by Washington Wizards forward Jeff Green, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) gets a shot off and is fouled by Washington Wizards forward Jeff Green, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

It was the first time a Phoenix player reached 50 in back-to-back games. Tom Chambers had been the only member of the Suns to score even 40 in successive games.

Beal and Jabari Parker had 28 points apiece for the Wizards. Bryant added 18 points and a career-high 19 rebounds.

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) shoots a 3-pointer next to Phoenix Suns guard De'Anthony Melton (14) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) shoots a 3-pointer next to Phoenix Suns guard De’Anthony Melton (14) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Washington Wizards forward Bobby Portis dunks against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Washington Wizards forward Bobby Portis dunks against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Phoenix Suns guard Jamal Crawford (11) gets a shot off over Washington Wizards forward Jeff Green (32) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Phoenix Suns guard Jamal Crawford (11) gets a shot off over Washington Wizards forward Jeff Green (32) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Washington Wizards guard Tomas Satoransky (31) is fouled by Phoenix Suns Devin Booker, left, as Wizards' Thomas Bryant, back, watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Washington Wizards guard Tomas Satoransky (31) is fouled by Phoenix Suns Devin Booker, left, as Wizards’ Thomas Bryant, back, watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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