Playoffs series against the Denver Nuggets on Friday at Footprint Center in Phoenix, securing their first win of the series. Led by Devin Booker and Kevin Durant, the Suns managed to narrow the series gap to 2-1.
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Booker delivered an impressive performance, scoring 47 points on 20-for-25 field goal attempts, while Durant added 39 points with a 12-for-31 shooting record. Despite the standout performances,
Phoenix received some valuable contributions from their bench players, including Jock Landale, who outplayed starting center Deandre Ayton. The Suns’ Cameron Payne also made a strong start in place of the injured Chris Paul, scoring seven points and providing six assists in 30 minutes of play.
The Suns’ success was aided by a strong performance from the free throw line, with the team converting 16 of 18 attempts, while the Nuggets were 18-for-21. Despite the Nuggets having a 51-41 rebounding advantage, Phoenix managed to hold on for the win.
The series continues with Game 4 in Phoenix on Sunday, with the Suns looking to even up the series further. The final score of Game 3 was 121-114 in favor of the Suns.