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Booker, Suns end Knicks’ 9-game win streak, 118-110

NEW YORK (AP) – Devin Booker scored 33 points, and the Phoenix Suns capped a grueling road trip with a 118-110 victory Monday night that snapped the New York Knicks’ nine-game winning streak.

Chris Paul scored the final seven Phoenix points as the Suns held on to finish 3-2 on their trip, including visits to the top four teams in the Eastern Conference.

Mikal Bridges added 21 points, Paul had 20, and Cameron Johnson hit three 3-pointers in the final period after the game was tied at 87 through three.

Derrick Rose had 22 points, six rebounds, and six assists for the Knicks, who were on their longest winning streak since a 13-game run late in the 2012-13 season. Julius Randle scored 18 points but was off his form from most of the line, shooting just 6 for 17 with six rebounds and four assists.


ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Dennis Schroder scored 13 21 points in the fourth quarter, Anthony Davis added 18 points and eight rebounds, and Los Angeles rallied past Orlando.

Trailing 80-79 following a sluggish third quarter, the Lakers’ offense came alive late to end their losing streak of three games. LA outscored Orlando 35-23 in the fourth period, improving to 19-12 on the road and 9-20 when trailing after three quarters.

Montrezl Harrell scored 18 points off the bench for the Lakers, who shot 54% from the floor and hit 11 3-pointers. Andre Drummond chipped in 13 points and 11 rebounds for Los Angeles.

Chuma Okeke scored 18 points and converted a thunderous dunk over Drummond in the first quarter. Gary Harris scored 17 for the Magic, who have lost six straight and 25 of 30.



WASHINGTON (AP) – DeMar DeRozan had 37 points and ten assists, and San Antonio ended Washington‘s season-best eight-game winning streak.

DeRozan scored nine of his points in the fourth quarter and overtime. Neither team led by more than three points after DeRozan’s jumper pulled the Spurs within 118-115 with 5:13 left in the fourth.

Bradley Beal had 45 points for the Wizards, who fell one victory short of matching the franchise’s best streak.

Dejounte Murray had 25 points and a career-high 17 rebounds. Keldon Johnson had 21 points, and Rudy Gay scored 17 for the Spurs, who have won three straight and five of six.

Washington‘s Russell Westbrook had his league-leading 29th triple-double of the season – and 15th in his last 18 games – with 22 points, 13 rebounds, and 14 assists.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – D’Angelo Russell had a season-high seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points, and Karl-Anthony Towns had 21 points and 11 rebounds as Minnesota rallied to beat Utah.

Mike Conley gave Utah a 104-103 lead with 6.4 seconds left, but Ricky Rubio found Russell for a layup on the ensuing possession. Conley then lost the ball in a scramble as time expired.

Minnesota, which started the day tied for the second-fewest wins in the NBA, handed the league-leading Jazz another loss. The Timberwolves went 3-0 against Utah this season.

Anthony Edwards added 14 points for Minnesota, which has won four of its last six games.

Conley had 26 points, and Rudy Gobert added 18 points for Utah. Playing their fifth straight game without leading scorer Donovan Mitchell, the Jazz has lost three of five.


NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Zion Williamson scored 23 points on an array of power moves, spinning dribbles, and even a 3-pointer, and New Orleans beat Los Angeles.

Lonzo Ball had 18 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, and two steals for New Orleans, which entered the night 4 1/2 games out of the final Western Conference play-in spot.

Terance Mann scored 17 points, DeMarcus Cousins added 16 points, 11 rebounds, and two blocked shots for the Clippers, who were without Kawhi Leonard (foot) for a fourth straight game.

New Orleans led by double digits for nearly the entire second half and by as many as 25.

BULLS 110, HEAT 102

MIAMI (AP) – Nikola Vucevic scored 24 points, Daniel Theis added 23, and Chicago moved closer to the last play-in spot in the Eastern Conference by beating Miami.

Coby White added 17 points for the Bulls, who finished the game on a 36-20 run and outrebounded Miami 51-34. This had 12 rebounds and Vucevic 11 for Chicago.

Jimmy Butler scored 33 points, and Bam Adebayo added 23 for Miami, which missed a chance to move into the No. 6 spot in the East and give coach Erik Spoelstra his 600th career regular-season win. Trevor Ariza added 18 points for the Heat.

The Heat remained No. 7, a half-game behind Boston for the final guaranteed playoff spot in the East. Chicago moved within one game of No. 10 Washington.

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