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Phoenix Suns defeat Portland Trail Blazers 120-107

Nov 21, 2023; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; A general view of game action between the Phoenix Suns and the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half at Footprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

After a rough second quarter that made it a close game heading into halftime, the Phoenix Suns pulled away with a double-digit win against the Portland Trail Blazers.

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It was the Suns 4th straight win, and they are now in 2nd place in West Group A of the In-Season Tournament as the Utah Jazz fell to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Of course, it was Kevin Durant and Devin Booker leading the scoring charge for Phoenix.

Durant put up 31 points on 21 shots, while Booker scored 28 on 20 shots.

Jusuf Nurkic was also not too far behind. Nurkic shot 7-10, marking his second straight game with 18 points. He also grabbed 12 rebounds.

He did this in his first game against his former team.

For the Trail Blazers, after scoring 14 points in the first half, Deandre Ayton scored just four in the second half. Impressively, he ended with a -33 while on the court.

The Suns shot 56.6% from the field, compared to 43.7% from the Trail Blazers.

Phoenix also shot a season-low 17 three-pointers, but it did not matter as they scored 66 points in the paint, completely dominating Portland near the basket.

Next up for the Suns is a meeting with the Golden State Warriors tomorrow night. The tipoff for this matchup will be at 8:00 p.m.

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