Western Conference pacesetters Phoenix Suns (13/2 – NBA Championship outright) extended their winning run to 10 matches thanks to a 115-110 victory over San Antonio Spurs at the Footprint Center overnight on Sunday.
Devin Booker was once again the star of the show for the Suns, as he top-scored on the night for the fourth successive game, with his 28-point haul helping his team bounce back from being 12 points down during the third quarter.
Monty Williams’ team now boast a 40-9 record for the season – the best in the NBA – while they have only lost one of their 14 games since the turn of the year.
Another team on an impressive winning run are Atlanta Hawks, who chalked up their seventh straight victory with a 129-121 success over Los Angeles Lakers, who were without LeBron James for the third successive game.
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Trae Young top scored for the Hawks, who sit 10th in the Eastern Conference, while Malik Monk (33) and Anthony Davis (27) contributed in the absence of Lakers star James, who is currently nursing a sore knee.
Among the night’s other notable results, reigning MVP Nikola Jokic recorded 18 points, nine rebounds and 15 assists to help Denver Nuggets beat last season’s champions Milwaukee Bucks 136-100, while the team that has the worst record in this season’s NBA, Orlando Magic, stunned Dallas Mavericks 110-108.
Monday night’s action will include Golden State Warriors, fresh from making it five wins on the spin against Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, facing a game on the road at Houston Rockets (Money Line – Rockets 4/1, Warriors 1/6).
Eastern Conference leaders Miami Heat will also be away at Boston Celtics (Money Line – Celtics 4/6, Heat 5/4), while third in the East meets third in the West when Philadelphia 76ers welcome Memphis Grizzlies to the Wells Fargo Center (76ers 8/13, Grizzlies 13/10 – Money Line).
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