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Kevin Durant Receives High Praise from Fans after Huge Performance vs. Pistons

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The Phoenix Suns (3-4) snapped their three-game losing streak on the second game of a back-to-back with a 120-106 victory over the Detroit Pistons (2-5).

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The Suns won in convincing fashion in a battle of two banged-up teams. Phoenix was once again without Devin Booker (right calf strain) and Bradley Beal (low back spasms). The Pistons were without five players, three of which (Alec Burks, Jaden Ivey and Bojan Bogdanovic), get heavy minutes for the team.

Unlike yesterday for the Suns, the role players stepped up tonight and were very decisive in their shooting. Phoenix improved from 36% shooting as a team yesterday to 50% today.

The Suns also outrebounded a very good rebounding team in the Pistons (fifth in the NBA entering tonight), as the final totals in this category were 43-33 in favor of the Suns.

Kevin Durant had 41 points to lead all scorers to go along with five assists, four rebounds and three blocks. This was his fourth straight game scoring 40 points against the Pistons.

Eric Gordon had 21 points of his own to take some of the scoring load off Durant, as he also recorded eight assists and five rebounds. This led to him having the highest plus/minus of the game at +23.

Grayson Allen had 14 points, while Josh Okogie had 10 points and seven rebounds (four offensive). Of the nine players who were in the main rotation today, all scored over six points other than Keita Bates-Diop who had six rebounds starting his second consecutive game.

Fans were very happy about the bounce-back game from the Suns, but especially loved Kevin Durant’s huge performance.

The Suns now have two days of rest and will play next in Chicago against the Bulls Wednesday night.

Suns snap three-game losing streak with 120-106 win over Pistons

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Brendan Mau is a senior writer covering the Phoenix Suns and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau

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