Raptors 116, Hornets 101
Heat 121, Wizards 100
Suns 127, Bulls 124
Warriors 110, Thunder 98
Jazz 113, Knicks 104
LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Devin Booker scored a team-high 38 points as the Phoenix Suns won for the 13th time in the last 14 games with a 127-124 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday.
Booker shot 14-of-23 from the floor and Paul finished with 19 points and 11 assists for the Suns, while Crowder had 10 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and dished out six assists for the NBA-best Suns.
Booker has now scored 30 plus points in five of the last eight games for Phoenix, who led by as many as 27 points in front of the crowd of 20,600 at the United Center arena.
Phoenix shot 54.4 percent compared to 47.8 shooting by Chicago, who lost for the second time in as many days while permitting 115-plus points for the seventh straight game.
DeMar DeRozan paced the Bulls attack with 38 points, while Zach LaVine returned from a back injury to tally 32 points. JaVale McGee (16 points), Mikal Bridges (15) and Deandre Ayton (13) also scored in double figures for the Bulls, who have lost three of their last four contests.
Phoenix has now won four straight games over the Bulls, including two wins last season.
Elsewhere, Klay Thompson scored 21 points and the Golden State Warriors won their ninth consecutive game by beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 110-98.
Stephen Curry added 18 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds for the Warriors, who shot 50 percent from the field.
Lu Dort scored 26 points and Darius Bazley equalled a season high with 20 for Oklahoma City. Josh Giddey added 16 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.
Thompson nailed two three pointers late in the fourth quarter to thwart a Thunder rally and give Golden State a commanding nine-point lead.
Also, Pascal Siakam and Gary Trent each scored 24 points as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Charlotte Hornets 116-101.
“I am just trying to calm everybody down when it gets crazy out there. Kudos to the team for staying with it,” Siakam said.