Booker, Warren lead Suns past Magic 122-120 in overtime

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 27, 2018 11:03 AM
Booker, Warren lead Suns past Magic 122-120 in overtime
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker, right, goes up for a shot in front of Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) during overtime of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

By Bill Fay, Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Devin Booker scored 35 points and T.J. Warren added 24 points, including all four Phoenix points in overtime, as the Suns defeated the Orlando Magic 122-120 Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time).

Kelly Oubre Jr. scored had 19 points and Josh Jackson added 10 for Phoenix, which has won five of its last seven games.

D.J. Augustin led Orlando with 27 points and six assists. Nikola Vucevic had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and Terrence Ross scored 18 points off the bench. Orlando has lost four straight.

Phoenix outscored the Magic 4-2 in overtime. Vucevic hit a jumper with 4:26 left in the extra period to account for Orlando's only points on 1-for-10 shooting.

Fournier had a contested three-pointer at the buzzer that would have won the game for Orlando.

Regulation was marked by a series of long runs by each team that didn't end until the middle of the fourth quarter, when Booker hit a baseline jumper that tied the game at 100-all.

Booker scored nine points in the final minute, including a three-pointer that tied the game at 112-all, followed by back-to-back layups that put Phoenix up 116-112 with 16 seconds left.

Ross hit a three-pointer with 11.4 seconds to pull Orlando within one, but Booker hit two free throws with 4.9 seconds to make it 118-115.

Mikal Bridges fouled Augustin on a three-point attempt with 0.6 seconds to go and the Magic guard hit all three free throws to tie the game.

Booker's attempt at a winner bounced off the rim as time expired.


Suns: Deandre Ayton is the first rookie since Blake Griffin (2010) to have three straight games with 20-plus points and 15-plus rebounds. He had 10 rebounds and eight points against Orlando. . Devin Booker is averaging 30.6 points and 8.0 assists in his last six games.

Magic: The 27 points was a season-high for D.J. Augustin.


Suns: Start a season-high, seven-game homestand against Oklahoma City on Friday (Saturday, PHL time).

Magic: Host Eastern Conference leader Toronto on Friday (Saturday, PHL time).

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