National Basketball Association
Phoenix 115, San Antonio 110
When: 8:00 PM ET, Sunday, January 30, 2022
Where: Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona
#45 Brian Forte, #40 Leon Wood, #60 James Williams
Devin Booker had a 28-point effort that included decisive, back-to-back 3-pointers in the final two minutes as the Phoenix Suns came from behind to beat the visiting San Antonio Spurs 115-110 Sunday to win their 10th straight game.
The Suns trailed by 12 points heading into the fourth quarter but rallied to take the lead. San Antonio, playing without three of its usual starters, fought back and had a 108-106 advantage before Booker hit his two tough baskets from beyond the arc to put Phoenix in front for good.
Mikal Bridges added a season-high 26 points for the Suns, who at 40-9 have the best record in the NBA. Chris Paul had 20 points and a season-high 19 assists, with Cameron Johnson scoring 11, and Bismack Biyombo and Ish Wainright contributing 10 each. Biyombo also took a game-high 11 rebounds.
Doug McDermott had 24 points to lead the Spurs while Lonnie Walker IV added 22, Keldon Johnson 16, Tre Jones 15 and Joshua Primo 13.
The Spurs played without Dejounte Murray (left-knee contusion), Jakob Poeltl (back soreness) and Derrick White (rest). Phoenix was missing starters Deandre Ayton (right-ankle sprain) and Jae Crowder (left-wrist contusion) and key reserve Cameron Payne (right-wrist sprain).
The Spurs' makeshift lineup surprised Phoenix in the first quarter, building a 31-23 advantage behind eight points in the period by Jones and 54.2 percent shooting from the field. The Suns shot only 30.8 percent in the quarter.
Phoenix rallied in the second quarter as Booker had six points in a run that netted the Suns a 48-46 lead at the 2:12 mark. But the Spurs answered, scoring nine straight points to jump back in front before settling for a 55-50 lead at the break.
Jones paced the Spurs with 13 points in the half while McDermott added 12. Booker scored 15 before halftime and Paul had 10 for Phoenix.
The Spurs never let Phoenix get closer than two points throughout the third quarter and took a 91-79 lead to the final 12 minutes of play.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Doug McDermott 24
Devin Booker 28
Tre Jones 9
Chris Paul 19
Keldon Johnson 8
Bismack Biyombo 11
Keldon Johnson 2
||Free Throws Made
JaVale McGee 3
Lonnie Walker IV 2
Elfrid Payton 2
Joshua Primo 2
Ish Wainright 2
Team Stats Summary
Phoenix will play their next game at home against Brooklyn. The Suns have a W/L % of .825 after a win and .778 after a loss.
San Antonio will play their next game at home against Golden State. The Spurs have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .419 after a loss.