Devin Booker scored 31 points and Chris Paul added a double-double of 23 points and 16 assists. to give the Phoenix Suns a long-suffering 118-134 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Although the scoreboard points to a beating, it was only in added time that the Arizonans managed to escape thanks to a partial demolition of 15-0 and a final 20-4 in the five minutes of overtime.
The victory was the consecutive fifth, keeping the Suns (47-18) at on par with Utah Jazz at the top of the rankings of the Western Conference, but with the tiebreaker in his favor.
The eaves Mikal Bridges he made two triples, a basket, put a block and distributed an assist in the opening minutes of overtime and Phoenix outscored Cleveland 20-4 in the extra five minutes.
Phoenix let slip a late lead in regulation to Cleveland, where six players were missing, including the starting point guard Darius Garland, injured, but battled one of the best teams in the NBA for 50 minutes before giving in and being defeated.
The rookie of the Cavs, Isaac Okoro, scored 32 points and the base Collin Sexton reached 29 points as leaders in the attack of the Cavaliers, who lost their seventh consecutive game.
Anderson Varejao has already been shortly visited but he stayed on the bench and has not yet debuted in his last roundup in the NBA after several seasons of inactivity.