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Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony, left, has some words with referee Karl Lane, right, during the first quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Blazers snap 2-game skid with 121-105 win over the Suns

Mar. 11, 2020 1:31 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 25 points and the Portland Trail Blazers got a much-needed 121-105 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Blazers, who were among several teams vying to pull in front of Memphis for the eighth playoff spot...

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives as Milwaukee Bucks guard Wesley Matthews defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Booker, Rubio help Suns race past Giannis-less Bucks

Mar. 8, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker scored 20 of his 36 points in Phoenix's 47-point first quarter and the Suns beat the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks 140-131 on Sunday night, The Bucks played without MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo because of a minor knee sprain. Injured Friday night in a loss at the Los Angeles Lakers,...

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, is fouled as he tries to dribble past Phoenix Suns guard Ty Jerome (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Baynes has career-high 37 points, Suns top Blazers 127-117

Mar. 7, 2020 12:11 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Aron Baynes scored a career-high 37 points on a career-high nine 3-pointers, Dario Saric added 24 points and the Phoenix Suns beat the Portland Trail Blazers 127-117 on Friday night to snap a four-game losing streak. Baynes was 9 of 14 from long distance and 12 of 23 overall. He also had 16...

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) shoots over Phoenix Suns guard Jevon Carter (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Phoenix.(AP Photo/Matt York)

Raptors rally, snap three-game skid by beating Suns 123-114

Mar. 4, 2020 12:29 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Pascal Siakam scored 33 points, Kyle Lowry added 28 and the Toronto Raptors rallied in the second half for a 123-114 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. Toronto snapped a three-game losing streak, which was tied for its longest of the season. Norman Powell added 26 points while...

Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges, left, and forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (3) react to a foul called on Oubre in the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Suns' Oubre has surgery on knee, out at least 4 weeks

Mar. 3, 2020 8:30 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. had surgery Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and will miss at least four weeks. The 6-foot-7 Oubre has missed the past three games because of the injury and the Suns lost all of them. Oubre ranks third on the team with 18.7 points per...

Golden State Warriors forward Eric Paschall (7) drives past Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges (25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Warriors snap 8-game skid, beating Suns 115-99

Mar. 1, 2020 12:12 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Golden State Warriors came into Saturday night's game with eight healthy players, zero true point guards and an eight-game losing streak that had lasted for nearly the entire month of February. Yet somehow, the team with the worst record in the NBA left Phoenix with a 115-99 victory....

Detroit Pistons guard Derrick Rose (25) slips past Phoenix Suns guard Ricky Rubio (11) during the first half of an NBA game, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Pistons snap 7-game skid by beating Suns 113-111

Feb. 29, 2020 12:26 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — It's been a lost season for the Detroit Pistons, who struggled through the first half of the schedule, dealt star center Andre Drummond at the trade deadline and have spent the past few weeks stuck in a losing streak that reached seven games. Through it all, veteran guard Derrick Rose keeps...

Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives as Phoenix Suns forward Cameron Johnson (23) pursues during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Leonard scores 24 points, Clippers top Suns 102-92

Feb. 27, 2020 12:29 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Reggie Jackson's 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter gave the Los Angeles Clippers a double-digit lead. Teammate Marcus Morris hit another 3 with 45 seconds left that helped fend off a final Phoenix rally and secure the win. The two newest Clippers had big moments in their team's 102-92...

Phoenix Suns guard Ricky Rubio (11) goes to the basket as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) defends in the second half during an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Rubio leads Suns over Jazz in his return to Utah

Feb. 25, 2020 12:51 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ricky Rubio always felt comfortable in Utah and hated to leave. He made sure his return was noticed. Rubio had 22 points, 11 assists and seven steals to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 131-111 victory over the reeling Jazz on Monday night. “I know their game and I played with them...

Chicago Bulls guard Ryan Arcidacono (51) shoots against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

DeAndre Ayton, Devin Booker dominate, Suns top Bulls 112-104

Feb. 23, 2020 12:01 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Disappointed he didn't make a bigger impact the previous night against the defending champions, DeAndre Ayton sure made his presence felt against the Bulls. Ayton dominated with 28 points and 19 rebounds, Devin Booker had 29 points and the Phoenix Suns beat the Chicago Bulls 112-104 on...