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Phoenix Suns fans left dumbfounded after Spurs steal 115-114 win

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Without stars Bradley Beal and Devin Booker, the Phoenix Suns (2-2) endured a late push by the San Antonio Spurs (2-2) that transformed into a 14-point comeback to beat the “Valley Boyz” 115-114 at Footprint Center on Oct. 21.

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Booker (toe) and Beal (back) both haven’t suited up for the Suns in their previous two games against the Utah Jazz and San Antonio.

Coming to Arizona, 2023 #1 overall pick Victor Wembanyama was the Spurs’ biggest threat that the Suns had to pinpoint.

Off to a quick start, Suns forward Kevin Durant had 10 points of his 26 points in the first quarter.

Tagging along, Phoenix big man Yuta Watanabe added 11 points off the bench with.

Last year, both Durant and Watanabe were teammates, but also on the Brooklyn Nets.

With the duo banded back together, Suns fans were getting hyped about their chemistry on the floor.

At the half, Phoenix outscored the Spurs 63-45.

But, the Spurs came out of the locker room for the second and would change the game.


Needing someone to guard Wembanyama, the Suns faithful wanted to see center Bol Bol lock the Frenchman up, but Bol didn’t feature tonight.

Slowly creeping back, San Antonio small forward Keldon Johnson and Wembanyama scored 11 of 37 points in the third quarter, but were still down by 13.

Johnson had 27 points tonight and he came up with the big play.

After being down 114-113,

Triple teamed, Durant was stripped of the ball by Johnson before the Spurs forward laid it up with 2.0 seconds left to snatch a 115-114 lead.

In the final quarter, the Spurs outscored the Suns 33-19 and overcame a 13-point deficit.

After suffering the shock defeat within seconds, Phoenix fans let out their emotions after.

Both teams play again at Footprint Center on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.

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Alec Cipollini is a journalist covering the Arizona Coyotes, Cardinals and Phoenix Rising for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on his X account @AlecCipollini

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