Booker, Suns roll to 6th straight win, beating Magic 109-90

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have been coming off outstanding, tricky-fought victories above two of the NBA’s finest groups. They’ve received a further huge game in a few days when the Nets occur to city.

That made a drama-free blowout above the Orlando Magic a welcome modify Sunday evening.

Devin Booker scored 27 factors, Mikal Bridges additional 21 and the Suns cruised to their sixth straight victory, beating the short-handed Magic 109-90 in a game that was hardly ever significantly shut.

“We did what we experienced to do to acquire the game,” Suns mentor Monty Williams explained. “We’ve experienced some truly psychological games in this constructing and to acquire the way we’ve gained the previous few games, we did not even want to speak about a letdown.”

It is safe to say that wasn’t a challenge. The Suns hardly ever trailed and jumped out to a fourteen-2 direct following Orlando missed twelve of its first 13 photographs.

“We just required to force the tempo early and make them sense us,” Suns ahead Jae Crowder explained.

It hardly ever received substantially far better for the Magic, who experienced just 8 gamers offered because of accidents. Orlando has missing 8 of its previous ten and fell to ten-eighteen. The Suns enhanced to 17-nine.

Terrence Ross led the Magic with 23 factors. Dwayne Bacon additional 19 factors, and Nikola Vucevic experienced fourteen factors and ten rebounds.

“We received off to a bad begin and I believed, truly, in the first quarter in the starting we experienced first rate photographs,” Magic mentor Steve Clifford explained. “We did not complete any of them so we performed in a gap.”

Booker scored 17 factors in the first quarter on eight-of-ten shooting, including a thirty-foot three-pointer and a breakaway dunk, and the Suns took a 28-sixteen direct. They led by 23 in the second quarter in advance of settling for a fifty two-35 gain at the break.

Phoenix scored the first six factors of the second fifty percent and pushed forward eighty-fifty five following Crowder strike back-to-back three-ideas. Crowder finished with twelve factors and 8 rebounds. Chris Paul additional twelve factors, nine helps and six rebounds.

Orlando shot just 6 of 35 (17%) from three-point range and was outrebounded fifty nine-forty eight. Ross explained he’s hardly ever been on a team that’s dealing with so many accidents at the same time.

“Everybody is variety of executing a little something unique, enjoying outside our convenience zone,” Ross explained. “It is section of the game I guess. That is exactly where we are at correct now.”


Magic: Orlando’s injuries listing was a long one: It involved Al-Farouq Aminu (correct knee), Cole Anthony (shoulder), James Ennis III (groin) and Evan Fournier (back spasms). … Ross began a game for the first time in 3 seasons. He experienced occur off the bench in one hundred eighty straight games. … The Magic shot just 6 of 24 from the area in the first quarter. … Mo Bamba finished with 11 rebounds.

Suns: Booker is averaged 28.three factors and shooting 54.7% all through the seven-game homestand that finishes Tuesday. He shot ten of sixteen from the area towards the Magic … Deandre Ayton additional ten factors and 13 rebounds. … The Suns received 35 factors from the bench and scored 46 factors in the paint. … Dario Saric scored seven factors in sixteen minutes in his second game back following missing 13 straight because of COVID-19 wellness and security protocols and an ankle injuries.

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Suns: Host Brooklyn on Tuesday evening.