The lowest ranked team in the Western Conference when it arrived in the Orlando bubble, Phoenix is beating all odds. Tuesday, the Suns recorded their third consecutive victory with a nice rise in power since after Washington and Dallas, they offered the Los Angeles Clippers (117-115). And how ! With a basket at the buzzer of Devin Booker who was nevertheless surrounded by Kawhi Leonard and Paul George who seemed to alter his shot. But with the tips of his fingers, Booker managed to trigger his shoot which came in causing a huge scene of joy, his teammates all jumping on the floor.
Before this superb gesture, Booker had already achieved a great game with 35 points (including a precious 6 of 9 with three points), 8 assists and 4 rebounds. Leonard (27 points) and George (23) can only bow. This result allows the Los Angeles Lakers to secure first place in the West. He also revived Phoenix a little more in a race for the last qualifying ticket which became more complicated for Memphis, current 8th, after the announcement of the meniscus injury of Jalen Jackson Jr, out until the end of the season.
The Dallas Mavericks got their first victory in the bubble but needed extra time against the Sacramento Kings (114-110). The latter may blame themselves for not having managed to score a single point in the last five minutes of regulation time after taking six points of margin (95-89). The Mavericks can thank Luka Doncic, author of a monstrous triple double with 34 points, 20 rebounds and 12 assists. The Slovenian saved his team who struggled to adjust the sights in attack: 31% shooting and 20% three points off Doncic.