The Phoenix Suns won last night in the back to back the Brooklyn Nets 113-107 to add their 16th consecutive win and move one game away from equaling the all-time franchise record.
Devin Booker led his offense with 30 points and 9 of 18 shooting from the field; seconded by veteran Chris Paul, with 22 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
“Obviously everyone knows that our ultimate goal is to win the championship. But if you don’t enjoy these little wins throughout the regular season, then what the hell are you doing? ”Admitted Chris Paul.
The Arizonans were ahead for most of the game and held an advantage of up to 22 points, being far superior to the Nets at all times. With their triumph at the Barclays Center they close a road trip with a perfect 4-0 and are currently the best visiting team in the competition with a 9-1.
In addition, next Tuesday the NBA leadership and the possibility of matching the best winning record of the franchise with 17 in a row will be played against Golden State (17-2).
“I’m looking forward to it, man,” Devin Booker said. “Obviously it is not a decisive game, it is not a playoff game, but we know it is going to be high energy, the two best records in the NBA. It’s going to be a fun and high-intensity match, “he explained.
In the Nets, the spectacular meeting that Kevin Durant starred in was of little use with 39 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals.
“Delivering the ball to them like we did in the first half, you’re not going to beat a good team like this like that,” Durántula said.
For his part, his teammate James Harden contributed another triple-double with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 14 assists, although with 4 of 15 in field goals and 0 of 6 in triples to end up being booed by his own fans when he lost a ball in the second half.
The Arizona team reached the final period with a 90-72 advantage, and the Nets tried to push themselves down the stretch to try to make up the score a bit on a night that they committed up to 20 turnovers.
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