NBA Roundup: Suns Rally Past Spurs for 10Th Straight Win

By Field Level Media
Field Level Media
Field Level Media
January 31, 2022 Updated: February 1, 2022

Devin Booker had a 28-point effort that included decisive, back-to-back 3-pointers in the final two minutes as the Phoenix Suns came from behind to beat the visiting San Antonio Spurs 115–110 Sunday to win their 10th straight game.

The Suns trailed by 12 points heading into the fourth quarter but rallied to take the lead. San Antonio, playing without three of its usual starters, fought back and had a 108–106 advantage before Booker hit his two tough baskets from beyond the arc to put Phoenix in front for good.

Mikal Bridges added a season-high 26 points for the Suns, who at 40–9 have the best record in the NBA. Chris Paul had 20 points and a season-high 19 assists, with Cameron Johnson scoring 11, and Bismack Biyombo and Ish Wainright contributing 10 each. Biyombo also took a game-high 11 rebounds.

Doug McDermott had 24 points to lead the Spurs, while Lonnie Walker IV added 22, Keldon Johnson 16, Tre Jones 15 and Joshua Primo 13.

Magic 110, Mavericks 108

Franz Wagner scored 18 points, including a go-ahead driving layup with 54 seconds remaining, and host Orlando finished a successful five-game homestand with a comeback win over Dallas.

Wendell Carter Jr. totaled 14 points and 14 rebounds, helping Orlando go 3–2 on the homestand. Chuma Okeke added a season-high 19 points for Orlando, which carried a 91–88 lead into the fourth quarter. Cole Anthony finished with 16 points and six assists.

Dallas superstar Luka Doncic (13-for-22 shooting) posted 34 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his seventh triple-double this season and fifth in January. Doncic also notched his 26th game of the season with at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Timberwolves 126, Jazz 106

Karl-Anthony Towns posted a triple-double with 31 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, and Minnesota pulled away for a win over Utah in Minneapolis.

Jaden McDaniels added 22 points on a perfect 9-for-9 shooting performance for Minnesota, which snapped a two-game skid. Anthony Edwards scored 15 points and Jordan McLaughlin had 12.

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 23 points on 7-for-11 shooting to lead Utah, which has lost a season-worst five games in a row. Mike Conley scored 22, and Jordan Clarkson had 17 off the bench.

Nuggets 136, Bucks 100

Nikola Jokic came one rebound shy of posting his sixth triple-double in the past nine games as Denver blew out host Milwaukee to win its fifth consecutive game, matching its longest winning streak of the season.

Jokic had 18 points, nine rebounds and 15 assists as his team ended Milwaukee’s four-game home winning streak. Aaron Gordon added 24 points and seven rebounds and shot 10-of-17 from the field, and the Nuggets were lethal from 3-point range, shooting 53.5 percent (23 of 43).

Giannis Antetokounmpo paced the Bucks with 29 points and nine rebounds and hit 9-of-19 from the field. Jrue Holiday contributed 14 points and eight assists.

Hawks 129, Lakers 121

Trae Young scored 36 points, sparking Atlanta to a seventh consecutive victory by overcoming an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit. Young was 12 of 22 from the floor and hit four 3-pointers including a decisive long-range bomb with 53.1 seconds left.

Malik Monk scored 33 for Los Angeles, including a 3-pointer that gave the Lakers a 104–93 lead with 7:27 remaining, but Atlanta answered with a 14–2 run, taking the lead on a 3-pointer from Lou Williams with 7:27 remaining. The game was tied at 121 with 1:52 remaining but the Hawks scored the final eight points of the game.

The Lakers played without LeBron James, who missed his third consecutive game (all defeats) because of left knee soreness.

Clippers 115, Hornets 90

Reggie Jackson and Brandon Boston Jr. each scored 19 points as Los Angeles pulled away with a strong fourth quarter to defeat host Charlotte.

Marcus Morris Sr. added 16 points, Luke Kennard had 14 points and Justise Winslow supplied 13 points for the Clippers. Jackson and Kennard each made three 3-pointers.

LaMelo Ball poured in 23 points to go with 10 assists and Miles Bridges had 18 points for Charlotte, which shot just 8 of 34 on 3-pointers. The Clippers are 4–3 on their long road trip, which concludes Monday in Indiana.

Bulls 130, Trail Blazers 116

Nikola Vucevic had 24 points and 14 rebounds to lead a balanced attack as Chicago cruised to a win over visiting Portland.

DeMar DeRozan had 23 points and 10 assists, Zach LaVine scored 20 points, Coby White added 18 and Javonte Green scored a season-high 16 for Chicago, which led by as many as 19 in the third quarter. At 31–18, the Bulls matched their win total from last season.

CJ McCollum paced Portland with 29 points. Norman Powell scored 22 points and Anfernee Simons added 21, while Robert Covington and Jusuf Nurkic had 11 points apiece.

Pistons 115, Cavaliers 105

Saddiq Bey scored 31 points, Cade Cunningham recorded his second career triple-double and host Detroit rallied past Cleveland.

Cunningham had 19 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and three steals for Detroit, which outscored Cleveland 31–17 in the fourth quarter. Frank Jackson had 19 points, Trey Lyles supplied 15, and Isaiah Stewart added 14 while grabbing 12 rebounds.

Darius Garland led Cleveland with 24 points and seven assists, while Evan Mobley had 18 points and nine rebounds. Jarrett Allen contributed 15 points and nine rebounds, and Dean Wade added 14 points. The Cavs had won eight of their previous nine.