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Suns edge Mavs as Booker hits go-ahead 3 in his return

Suns edge Mavs as Booker hits go-ahead 3 in his return
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DALLAS - Devin Booker hit a 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left in his first game since Jan. 22 and the Phoenix Suns rallied past the Dallas Mavericks for the second straight game, winning 109-108 on Monday night.

The Suns trailed by 11 in the second half before winning their third straight, including a 111-105 victory at Dallas on Saturday when they trailed by 15 in the third quarter.

The Mavericks dropped their sixth straight, their ninth 11 games and their fourth straight defeat at home. Luka Doncic missed a 27-foot shot at the buzzer.

Booker took a pass on the winning basket from Chris Paul, who finished with a season-high 34 points to go with nine rebounds and nine assists. Deandre Ayton had 10 points and 17 rebounds.

Doncic led the Mavericks with 25 points. Josh Richardson scored a season-high 24 points and Kristaps Porzingis added 19, 14 in the second half.

BUCKS 134, TRAIL BLAZERS 106

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jrue Holiday scored 22 points, Bobby Portis added 21 and Milwaukee snapped a two-game skid by trouncing Portland.

Holiday shot 10 of 14 and had seven rebounds and six assists. Portis shot 9 of 13 and had eight rebounds.

Nassir Little led the Blazers with 30 points – 2 1/2 times the second-year pro’s previous career high of 12.

HORNETS 129, HEAT 121, OT

MIAMI (AP) — Malik Monk came off the bench to score 36 points and make nine 3-pointers, Devonte’ Graham added 24 points and Charlotte rallied from a 10-point deficit in the final 2:47 of regulation to beat Miami in overtime.

Monk sent the Hornets to OT by making a 3-pointer with 16.6 seconds left. Cody Zeller had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Gordon Hayward scored 19 and LaMelo Ball finished with 14 points and seven assists for Charlotte in his first start.

Jimmy Butler scored 25 points and Bam Adebayo added 23 for Miami, which got 19 from Max Strus. Duncan Robinson had 16, while Tyler Herro and Kelly Olynyk each scored 11 for Miami.

LAKERS 107, HAWKS 99

ATLANTA (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 25 points and LeBron James dominated down the stretch as Los Angeles closed out a nearly two-week trip with a victory over Atlanta.

The Lakers took control with a 16-0 run bookended around the end of the third quarter and the beginning of the fourth.
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