Devin Booker scores 51 points in 3 quarters, Suns rout Bulls
Devin Booker scored a season-high 51 points in just three quarters, Deandre Ayton had 30 points and 14 rebounds and the Phoenix Suns stretched their winning streak to six games with a 132-113 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.
Suns rally from 22 points down to beat Mavericks 107-105
Devin Booker scored 28 points, Damion Lee made a go-ahead baseline jumper with 9.7 seconds left and the Phoenix Suns rallied from 22 points down in the third quarter to beat the Dallas Mavericks 107-105 on Wednesday in the season opener for both teams.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday react after losing to Celtics in Game 6, NBA playoffs
Here's what Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday, Pat Connaughton and coach Mike Budenholzer had to say after a Game 6 loss to the Boston Celtics in their NBA playoffs series. Video courtesy of the Milwaukee Bucks.news.yahoo.com
Perfect Paul, top-seeded Suns finish off Pelicans in Game 6
Chris Paul went 14 for 14 in the best shooting night in NBA playoff history, Devin Booker returned from a hamstring injury to hit a late 3-pointer and the Phoenix Suns beat the New Orleans Pelicans 115-109 on Thursday night to finish off the first-round series in six games.
Booker, Paul deliver at end, Suns hold off Warriors 107-103
Devin Booker’s two free throws with 34.2 seconds left put Phoenix ahead, Draymond Green traveled to turn it over before Chris Paul made a short jumper, and the NBA-best Phoenix Suns held off the Golden State Warriors 107-103 in a furious finish between Western Conference rivals.
Chris Paul’s Absence Could Actually Benefit Suns Long-Term
By Evan SideryDuring the Phoenix Suns’ final game before the All-Star break, Chris Paul suffered a fractured thumb avulsion. With Paul on the floor, Phoenix is scoring 115.9 points per 100 possessions — 11 points better than when Paul sits for the Suns. Before Paul arrived, though, Booker had very important moments of growth as a facilitator in the Suns’ down years. Lineup combinations featuring Booker flanked by wings is a fun small-ball idea (Booker, Mikal Bridges, Cameron Johnson, Jae Crowder, Torrey Craig). The Suns’ trio around Booker — Ayton, Bridges, Johnson — should take pressure off the team’s 25-year-old star, but show potential moments of growth as well.thewestsidegazette.com