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Booker leads Suns past Jazz 105-97 for 8th straight win

Booker leads Suns past Jazz 105-97 for 8th straight win
Devin Booker racks up double-double with 43 points, 12 rebounds at Vivint Arena

By Emre Asikci

ISTANBUL (AA) - Devin Booker racked up 43 points and 12 rebounds as the Phoenix Suns extended their winning streak to eight matches with a 105-97 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday.

Home team Utah lacked some of its key players against Phoenix in Salt Lake City, including All-Star pair Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert.

The Suns had a good start at the beginning, building a 39-18 lead at the end of the first quarter, but was then outscored 30-11 in the second quarter.

But the Suns took a 10-point advantage at the end of the third quarter, 74-64 at Vivint Arena.

Chris Paul scored 21 points while Bismack Biyombo finished with 12 points for the Suns.

For the losing side, Jordan Clarkson was the highest scorer of his team with 26 points.

Both Hassan Whiteside and Mike Conley Jr. posted double-doubles.

Whiteside scored 16 points and 11 rebounds as Conley Jr. produced 16 points and 10 assists.

With the win, Phoenix improved to a 38-9 win/loss record.

Meanwhile the Jazz are going 30-19.


- Hornets break franchise record with 158-126 victory over Pacers

The Charlotte Hornets broke the franchise’s single-game scoring record and had the highest point total in the NBA this season with a 158-126 win over the Indiana Pacers.

LaMelo Ball posted a triple-double with 29 points, 13 assists, and 10 rebounds, while Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 39 points at Indianapolis' Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

For the Pacers, Isaiah Jackson came off the bench to add 17 points as Lance Stephenson had a double-double with 14 points and 10 assists.

The Hornets are seventh in the Eastern Conference standings with 27 wins and 22 defeats this season.

The Pacers have 17-32 win/loss record.


- Results:

Cleveland Cavaliers - Milwaukee Bucks: 115-99

Indiana Pacers - Charlotte Hornets: 126-158

Orlando Magic - Los Angeles Clippers: 102-111

Atlanta Hawks - Sacramento Kings: 121-104

Miami Heat - New York Knicks: 110-96

Brooklyn Nets - Denver Nuggets: 118-124

Chicago Bulls - Toronto Raptors: 111-105

San Antonio Spurs - Memphis Grizzlies: 110-118

Portland Trail Blazers - Dallas Mavericks: 112-132

Utah Jazz - Phoenix Suns: 97-105

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