Devin Booker scored 34 points as the Phoenix Suns claimed their 12th victory in the last 14 games with a 132-100 victory over the visiting Portland Trail Blazers.
– NBA (@NBA) February 23, 2021
Deandre Ayton added 19 points as the Suns dominated to open the second half edging the Trail Blazers 37-17 in the third quarter.
Damian Lillard provided 24 points and seven assists for Portland, who abandoned their second consecutive fight after a six-game winning streak.
Lillard’s 24 points came the same day he caused a stir when he called on the management of the Minnesota Timberwolves for hiring Chris Finch as a new head coach instead of former Portland assistant David Vanterpool.
I don’t think the guy they hired IS NOT. I think a high quality option is there and prepared https://t.co/axMNpokVFB
– Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) February 22, 2021
Nassir Little scored 18 points, Gary Trent 11 and Carmelo Anthony added 10 for the Trail Blazers.
Enes Kanter tallied 15 rebounds for Portland, who shot 12 of 39 from behind the arc.
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