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The Suns, who were on a nine-game home winning streak prior to their game against the Rockets, were stunned on their home floor by Rockets on Saturday by a score of 118-109. It was a bad night for Phoenix, who lost Devin Booker to an ankle injury.

Bad night: Phoenix loses Booker to the Rockets
Phoenix had a very bad Saturday. After nine straight home wins, the Suns were stunned on their home floor by the Rockets, who had not won on the road for nine games.

It was a night marked by the exit through injury of Devin Booker (24 points, 5 assists), who suffered a right ankle injury with 1:15 remaining. Prior to that, the Suns had also lost Jusuf Nurkic to a neck injury and fell victim to the ejection of Bradley Beal. Jalen Green was the standout performer for the Rockets, with 34 points and 9 rebounds.

Overtime: Memphis spoils it all
In the Western Conference’s bottom-of-the-table duel, Portland and Memphis needed overtime to settle the score, with the Blazers winning 107-100. Despite leading by 20 points on their home floor, the Grizzlies conceded a 46-22 run between the final quarter and overtime, and have now suffered their fifth consecutive defeat.

With 26 points scored in the Lakers’ 124-114 loss to Denver, LeBron James became the first player to score more than 40,000 points in the NBA, with the 39-year-old legend taking his ongoing all-time record to 40,017. In February 2023, The King, who is playing in his 21st season, took the crown by surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,390 points.

This post is originally from L’Équipe