In the National Basketball Association (NBA), there was an intriguing matchup between two offensive-oriented guards.
Phoenix Suns after a tough fight 120:124 (31:25, 38:32, 27:33, 24:34) lost to Oklahoma Thunder (35/36).
Both teams had a double-digit lead during the match, with fourteen seconds remaining Devin Booker reduced his team’s deficit to one shot – 117:120. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made free throws, D.Booker responded with another three-pointer, and Luguentz Dorts closed the game after a foul by Ishmail Wainwright.
Sh.Gilgeous-Alexander scored 40 points (12/24 2-pointers, 16/19 free throws), 5 rebounds and a steal, 4 assists, 3 turnovers and 2 fouls in 35 minutes.
“We definitely felt like we had the home field advantage. The fans were extremely energetic, just being themselves. This is an important victory for us and the fans let us feel its weight,” said the Canadian.
D. Booker even surpassed him in productivity – 36 minutes, 46 points (15/21 double-pointers, 3/7 three-pointers, 7/8 free throws), 3 rebounds and an interception, an assist, 3 errors and 5 fouls.
Phoenix continues to struggle without Kevin Durant, winning just two of six games since he was out.
With this victory, the Oklahoma team climbed to the eighth place in the Western Conference, the Suns are in fourth place.
Suns“: Devin Booker 46 (15/21 2-pointers), Chris Paul 14 (6 rebounds, 13 assists, 3 assists), Terrence Ross 12, Landry Shamet 10 (3/4 3-pointers), Josh Okogie 8.
„Thunder“: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 40 (5 rpg, 16/19 rpg), Luguentz Dort 20 (4/6 3-pointers), Josh Giddey 16 (6 rpg, 6 rpg) , Isaiah Joe 15 (5 rpg), Jaylin Williams 10 (6 rpg).
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