INDIANAPOLIS (AP)– Devin Booker scored 35 points, Deandre Ayton had 27 points and 12 rebounds and the NBA-leading Phoenix Suns beat the Indiana Pacers 112-94 on Friday night.

Chris Paul included 12 points and 9 help for Phoenix, and Cam Payne had 11 points and 5 helps. The Suns ended up the very first half of the season 32 -9, their second-best record in franchise history through the very first 41 video games.

Justin Holiday scored 25 points for Indiana, Caris LeVert had 20, and Domantas Sabonis included 14 points and 14 rebounds. The Pacers have actually lost 3 in a row and 9 of 10.

Booker scored 22 points in the 3rd quarter to assist the Suns take an 80-76 lead into the 4th. Down 73-76, Phoenix had a 23 -2 go to take a 96-78 lead.


CHICAGO (AP)– Andrew Wiggins scored 21 points, Stephen Curry included 19 and the Golden State rolled previous Chicago for its most-lopsided triumph of the season.

Rookie Jonathan Kuminga completed with 25 points, and Jordan Poole had22 The Warriors broke out of their rut in a substantial method, retreating early after dropping 4 of 5. It was simply the sort of breather they required coming off an uneven loss at protecting champ Milwaukee the previous night.

The Bulls lost star Zach LaVine to a left knee injury in the opening minutes. They got booed off the court routing 78-47 at halftime and end up with their worst loss this season. Nikola Vucevic had 19 points and 14 rebounds for Chicago. The Bulls lost for the 3rd time in 4 video games after winning 9 straight.

HEAT 124, HAWKS 118

MIAMI (AP)– Tyler Herro scored 24 points, Jimmy Butler returned from a three-game lack with a sprained ankle to include 23 and Miami rallied to beat Atlanta.

Omer Yurtseven had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and P.J. Tucker likewise had 17 indicate assist Miami move within a video game of Chicago for top place in the Eastern Conference. The Heat have actually won 7 in a row in the house.

Trae Young had 24 points for Atlanta, which rallied from 17 down early and led by 10 in the 2nd half prior to letting it escape.

76 ERS 111, CELTICS 99

PHILADELPHIA (AP)– Joel Embiid had 25 points and 13 rebounds and Philadelphia utilized a 28 -2 first-quarter go to thrashing Boston.

Embiid completed 5 points shy of setting a franchise record with 30 or more points in 9 straight video games. He stays connected with Allen Iverson and Wilt Chamberlain for the club mark with 8 in a row.

Tyrese Maxey scored 23 points, and Tobias Harris and Seth Curry each included 17 to assist the 76 ers win for the 8th time in 9 video games. Jaylen Brown scored 21 points for Boston.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)– Moritz Wagner scored a season-high 26 points, more youthful sibling Franz included 19 points and 7 helps and Orlando beat Charlotte to snap a 10- video game losing streak.

Gary Harris included 18 indicate assist the NBA-worst Magic enhance to 8-35

LaMelo Ball had 23 points and 8 helps for the Hornets.


SAN ANTONIO (AP)– Darius Garland scored 28 points and Cleveland handed San Antonio its 5th straight.

Jarrett Allen included with 17 points and 16 rebounds to assist Cleveland win its 3rd straight and 4th in 5 video games.

Dejounte Murray had 30 points, 14 rebounds and 8 helps for San Antonio.


DETROIT (AP)– Trey Lyles scored 21 points, Cade Cunningham and Hamidou Diallo each included 18 and Detroit beat Toronto.

The Pistons are 5-3 in 2022 after completing 2021 with 18 losses in their last 19 video games.

Fred VanVleet had 24 points and 10 helps for Toronto.