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National Basketball Association
Phoenix 120, Cleveland 115
When: 7:00 PM ET, Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, Ohio
Officials: #54 Ray Acosta, #82 Suyash Mehta, #33 Sean Corbin
Attendance: 18055

Devin Booker scored 24 of his 35 points in the first half to propel the visiting Phoenix Suns to their 14th straight victory, courtesy of a 120-115 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday.

Booker made 14 of 21 shots from the floor to help the Suns match the third-longest win streak in franchise history. They sit three victories shy of equaling their franchise record, set in the 2006-07 season.

Booker also tormented the Cavaliers in the teams' first meeting this season. He celebrated his 25th birthday by collecting 27 points and nine assists in Phoenix's 101-92 win on Oct. 30. That victory ignited the Suns' current win streak.

Chris Paul recorded 17 points and 12 assists, Deandre Ayton had 16 points and nine rebounds and JaVale McGee added 13 points and 12 boards for Phoenix.

Cleveland's Jarrett Allen collected 25 points and 11 rebounds to record his second straight double-double and seventh in nine games. Cedi Osman had 23 points, Darius Garland contributed 19 points and seven assists and Ricky Rubio added 15 points for the Cavaliers, whose skid reached a season-high five games.

Paul drained a mid-range jumper to give Phoenix a 111-109 lead with 1:45 to play. Paul drew the sixth personal foul by Garland on the next possession before joining Jae Crowder in sinking a pair of free throws to run the Suns' advantage to six points.

Allen completed a three-point play to make it a one-possession game at 115-112. Crowder misfired on an 18-foot jumper at the other end, and Lauri Markkanen converted from in close to trim the deficit to one.

Paul made a pair of free throws to push the advantage back to three with 8.8 seconds left. Rubio and Booker each split a pair of free throws and Rubio missed both attempts from the charity stripe before Paul sealed the win at the line.

Booker bolted out of the blocks by making all six of his shots to finish with 15 points, helping the Suns seize a 36-33 lead after the first quarter. Allen, however, sank all five of his shots from the floor to finish with 12 points for the Cavaliers.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Phoenix   Cleveland
Devin Booker 35 Scoring Jarrett Allen 25
Chris Paul 12 Assists Darius Garland 7
JaVale McGee 12 Rebounds Jarrett Allen 11
Chris Paul 7 Free Throws Made Jarrett Allen 7
Deandre Ayton 1 Steals Denzel Valentine 2
Mikal Bridges 1 Blocks N/A
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 120 52.3 8-22 22-28 26 47 2 4 15
Cleveland 115 44.3 12-39 17-25 22 44 0 7 10
Upcoming Games
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Orlando. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against New York. The Suns have a W/L % of .867 after a win and .667 after a loss.