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Booker’s season-high 48 points carry Suns past Spurs on MLK day

Devin Booker had a season-high 48 points, plus five rebounds, six assists in San Antonio

Emre Asikci   | 18.01.2022
Booker’s season-high 48 points carry Suns past Spurs on MLK day

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The Phoenix Suns defeated the San Antonio Spurs 121-107 for their fourth straight victory on Martin Luther King day, thanks to Devin Booker's season-high 48 points.

Phoenix had a good start at the beginning, building a 32-29 lead at the end of the first quarter.

But San Antonio had a 4-point advantage at the end of the third quarter, 91-87 at AT&T Center. By the end of the fourth period, the Suns tasted the 34th win.

Phoenix won their sixth straight on the road and fifth consecutive in San Antonio.

Booker had a season-high 48 points, plus five rebounds and six assists in an away win.

Phoenix were without injured starter Deandre Ayton but Chris Paul and Bismack Biyombo scored double-double.

Paul finished with 15 points and 12 assists while Biyombo produced 17 points and 14 rebounds.

For the losing side, Austrian center Jakob Poltl posted a double-double with 23 points and 14 rebounds.

With the win, Phoenix improved to a 34-9 win/loss record.

LeBron scores 25 as Lakers snap 3-game skid with win over Jazz

LeBron James scored 25 points to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 101-95 win over the Utah Jazz at Crypto.com Arena.

Stanley Johnson and Russell Westbrook each scored 15 points.

Utah's French center Rudy Gobert, who missed the last five games before returning Sunday posted a double-double with 19 points and 16 rebounds for his team.

LA Lakers are seventh in the Western Conference standings with 22 wins and 22 defeats this season.

Results:

Boston Celtics - New Orleans Pelicans: 104-92

New York Knicks - Charlotte Hornets: 87-97

Washington Wizards - Philadelphia 76ers: 117-98

Cleveland Cavaliers - Brooklyn Nets: 114-107

Memphis Grizzlies - Chicago Bulls: 119-106

Los Angeles Clippers - Indiana Pacers: 139-133

Atlanta Hawks - Milwaukee Bucks: 121-114

Orlando Magic - Portland Trail Blazers: 88-98

Miami Heat - Toronto Raptors: 104-99

Dallas Mavericks - Oklahoma City Thunder: 104-102

San Antonio Spurs - Phoenix Suns: 107-121

Los Angeles Lakers - Utah Jazz: 101-95

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