Phoenix Suns

Oubre, Booker help Suns stun Bucks

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have had a dreadful season, one of growing pains, long losing streaks and blowout losses. However, on Monday night they put together a performance that was far from that of the team that came in with the NBA’s worst record. Kelly Oubre Jr. had 27 points and 13 rebounds, … Continue reading Oubre, Booker help Suns stun Bucks

Suns snap 17-game slide, top reeling Heat 124-121

MIAMI (AP) — Devin Booker scored 20 points to lead seven Phoenix players in double figures, and the Suns snapped a club-record 17-game losing streak by beating the reeling Miami Heat 124-121 on Monday night. Former Heat guard Tyler Johnson scored 18 points for Phoenix. Jamal Crawford and Kelly Oubre Jr. each had 16 and … Continue reading Suns snap 17-game slide, top reeling Heat 124-121

BOSTON | Irving’s 27 points, 18 assists leads Celtics past Raptors

BOSTON—January 16, 2019—  Kyrie Irving hit a foul-line fadeaway to give Boston the lead, then hit a 31-foot 3-pointer to finish with 27 points and lead the Celtics past the Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors 117-108 on Wednesday night. Returning after missing the last game with a bruised right leg, Irving had 10 points and six … Continue reading BOSTON | Irving’s 27 points, 18 assists leads Celtics past Raptors

PHOENIX | Mavs’ Nowitzki makes debut in 21st season vs Suns

PHOENIX— Dirk Nowitzki at last began his record-breaking 21st season with the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night, coming off the bench in the first quarter against the Phoenix Suns. No other NBA player has played that many seasons with the same team. The 40-year-old had been tied at 20 seasons with Kobe Bryant, who retired … Continue reading PHOENIX | Mavs’ Nowitzki makes debut in 21st season vs Suns

PHOENIX | Harris scores 33, Clippers outlast Suns 123-119 in overtime

PHOENIX — Tobias Harris scored 33 points and Patrick Beverley made two free throws with 33.3 seconds left in overtime to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 123-119 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night. Avery Bradley sealed the Clippers’ 17th victory of the season with a pair of free throws with 1.6 … Continue reading PHOENIX | Harris scores 33, Clippers outlast Suns 123-119 in overtime

PHOENIX | Irving, Celtics rally from 22 down to top Suns 116-109 in OT

PHOENIX — Kyrie Irving scored 18 of his season-high 39 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, and the Boston Celtics rallied from a 22-point deficit for a 116-109 win over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night. Irving scored Boston’s first six points in the extra period, and Marcus Morris finished with 17 against his … Continue reading PHOENIX | Irving, Celtics rally from 22 down to top Suns 116-109 in OT

AP Source: Suns buying out Tyson Chandler

The Phoenix Suns are buying out Chandler’s contract, a move that will allow the 18-year veteran — once he clears waivers — to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed the buyout plan to The Associated Presson Saturday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the Suns had … Continue reading AP Source: Suns buying out Tyson Chandler

PHOENIX | Raptors finally pull away from Suns 107-98, improve to 8-1

PHOENIX — The Toronto Raptors weren’t at their best, but good enough to pull away from the Phoenix Suns for another victory in the best start to a season in the Canadian franchise’s history. Kawhi Leonard scored 19 points and the Raptors used a 14-2 fourth-quarter run to finally put away the pesky Phoenix Suns … Continue reading PHOENIX | Raptors finally pull away from Suns 107-98, improve to 8-1

PHOENIX | Phoenix Suns fire general manager Ryan McDonough

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns have fired general manager Ryan McDonough barely a week before the season begins. James Jones and Trevor Bukstein will share the GM duties on an interim basis for the Suns. Jones is the team’s vice president of basketball operations and Bukstein was assistant GM under McDonough, who had been in … Continue reading PHOENIX | Phoenix Suns fire general manager Ryan McDonough

PHOENIX | Suns get their coveted center Ayton to anchor young squad

PHOENIX (AP) — For most of their half-century of existence, the Phoenix Suns have coveted a big-time center. In 1969, they lost the coin flip with Milwaukee for Lew Alcindor, now known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and chose Neal Walk at No. 2. The closest they came was Alvan Adams, an All-Star on some very good … Continue reading PHOENIX | Suns get their coveted center Ayton to anchor young squad

NEW YORK | No. 1 Sun: Phoenix takes Deandre Ayton first in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have made Deandre Ayton the first No. 1 pick in franchise history. The Suns stayed close to home Thursday to take the Arizona center who averaged 20.1 points and 11.6 rebounds in his lone college season. The 7-foot-1 Ayton tied for the national lead with 24 double-doubles in … Continue reading NEW YORK | No. 1 Sun: Phoenix takes Deandre Ayton first in NBA draft

PHOENIX | Ayton works out for Suns, says ‘I know I’m going No. 1’

PHOENIX (AP) — Deandre Ayton spent Wednesday with the Phoenix Suns with the feeling that this was the start of a beautiful relationship. The 7-foot-1, 250-pound center went through what he said would be his only pre-draft workout and expressed supreme confidence that the Suns will use the No. 1 overall pick to select him. … Continue reading PHOENIX | Ayton works out for Suns, says ‘I know I’m going No. 1’