Phoenix 124 – Oklahoma 115
Devin Booker scored 25 points, Chris Paul added 16 and the Phoenix Suns beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 124-115 on Friday night.
The rising Phoenix has won 12 games of its last 16, and that’s not counting the fact that it’s still waiting for superstar Kevin Durant to return to the field when he recovers from a knee injury. Durant will make his Suns debut following his release from the Brooklyn Nets .
Terrence Ross hit a 3-pointer at the final buzzer of the third quarter, giving the Suns a 94-87 lead. Phoenix led the rest of the game, and Booker’s 3-pointer with two minutes left in the game put the Suns up 11 points.
Isaiah Joe led Oklahoma City with a career-high 28 points. The shooting guard —who is in his third year in the league— made 11 of 17 shots, which included 6 of 12 3-pointers. Jalen Williams added 22 points.
Sacramento 176 – Clippers 175
Malik Monk had a career-high 45 points, De’Aaron Fox made the go-ahead basket and finished with 42, and the Sacramento Kings beat the Los Angeles Clippers 176-175 in two overtime Saturday in which It turned out to be the second highest scoring game in the history of the
Detroit beat Denver 186-184 in three overtimes on December 13, 1983, the highest-scoring game in league history. The Kings rank third on the list of highest-scoring teams with 176 points, and the Clippers fourth.
Los Angeles led 175-169 with 1:57 left before the Kings scored the final seven drives, including a Fox jump shot with 36.5 seconds left. The Clippers took the last shot, but missed a 3-pointer at the final buzzer.
Kawhi Leonard scored a season-high 44 points for Los Angeles, and Paul George added 34.
Milwaukee 128 – Miami 99 (Giannis injured)
The early departure of Giannis Antetokounmpo in Friday’s game hardly affected the Bucks, who were overwhelming.
Now they wait to find out if they will have to continue playing without their star.
Antetokounmpo left late in the first quarter with a right knee injury, but Milwaukee still managed to rout the Miami Heat 128-99 on Friday.
Antetokounmpo’s ailment hampered his speedy recovery from a sprained wrist suffered just before the All-Star break. Even so, Milwaukee earned its 13th straight win.
“I haven’t gotten the full report, but I’m pretty sure that in a wash or screen or something, his knee collided with someone else, I was able to come back,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said.
Antetokounmpo was in the lineup just four days after traveling to New York for a right wrist checkup. The Greek star, a two-time NBA MVP, was on the court late in the first quarter when he passed the ball.