NBA Scores: Devin Booker Leads Suns In Win vs Pelicans

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Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns (55-14) took on Jonas Valanciunas and the New Orleans Pelicans (28-41) in part of the Tuesday NBA slate. The Suns came out with a 131-115 win.

It was a methodical win for the Suns in this one as they outscored the Pelicans in each quarter but never did so by more than five points. Devin Booker led the way with 27 points, five rebounds, and eight assists.

In addition to Booker’s 27 points, the Suns received 20 points from Mikal Bridges along with double-figure scoring outings from JaVale McGee (19), Deandre Ayton (18), Cameron Payne (14), and Torrey Craig (11).

The well-oiled machine known as the Phoenix Suns continues to thrive without Chris Paul in the lineup. Devin Booker’s return from the NBA health & safety protocol has been key and the team hasn’t missed a beat. They embarrassed the Los Angeles Lakers in their last game in what became a 140-111 win.

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The New Orleans Pelicans have been attempting to stay afloat without Zion Williamson, CJ McCollum, and Brandon Ingram in the lineup as of late—proving to be a tall task.

McCollum returned to the Pelicans’ lineup after being in the NBA health & safety protocol. He finished with a strong 21 points and nine assists in this game, but it was Herbert Jones (22) who was their leading scorer.

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