PHOENIX (AP) – Devin Booker scored 27 points, Chris Paul added 18 and the Phoenix Suns beat the Memphis Grizzlies 122-99 on Monday night.
The “Ar” won six of their last seven games, falling sharply from the 122-111 defeat suffered by Indiana on Saturday. They won one of two games against the Grizzlies this season.
Booker hit 19 to 10 from the field, leading his season by an average of 25 points per game, despite being in the fourth quarter. Deandre Ayton added 15 points, nine rebounds and three blocks, while Hey Crowder added 14 points.
Paul hit 9 out of 11 and had 7 assists.
The game was tense for most of the first half, but the boys left slowly in the third half. Crowder had a 3-point lead for a few seconds, with Phoenix winning 96-77 in the fourth.
Memphis has never been able to close the gap, falling 17-19 this season. Jon Onas Valanchinas led the Grizzlies with 24 points and 17 rebounds. Grayson Allen added 15 points from the bench, and Ja a Morant also scored 15.
The Grizzlies lost three in a row, five to four.
In the second quarter, the “men” scored 36 points, gaining a 60-52 advantage. Before the break, Booker had 16 points. Valanchinas led the Grizzlies with 13 points and 12 shots.
Grizzlies. This is the first of 11 sets of two games played during the two days of the second half of their schedule. … Morant did not score until he made two free throws, and in the second quarter he remained 1:50.
Men! F Abdel Nader (knee pain) և F Cameron John Onson (health առողջ safety protocol) did not play. … The last time the teams met, the Suns won a record 24 penalty kicks in a franchise. … Phoenix hit just six of their first 21 hits. Ս Sunny’s coach Monty Williams shocked the second group by using defenders ev John Carter և Langston Galloway in a bigger role.
Grizzlies. Return home to face the Miami Heat on Wednesday.
Suns. Host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday-Friday.
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