NBA Phoenix’s ’52-point explosion’, led by Booker, beat New Orleans and won 4 times in a row

Booker throwing a shot

The Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA) won 4 games in a row, led by Devin Booker, who scored 52 points.

Phoenix won 123-109 over the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2023-2024 NBA regular league away game held at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on the 20th (Korean time).

Booker led the way to victory, scoring 52 points with a 60% field goal percentage.He made 30 field goals, making 18 of them, and hit 6 of 11 3-pointers.

Here, Kevin Durant added strength with 26 points.

Thanks to Booker, who showed off his perfect shooting sense without resting from the first quarter, Phoenix took a stride from the beginning.

Phoenix, who finished the first quarter with a 41-28 lead, continued to maintain a double-digit gap and won comfortably.

New Orleans ace Zion Williamson scored 24 points.But while he was on the court, New Orleans lost 23 more points.

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Phoenix, which had won four games in a row, was ranked 7th in the Western Conference (23 wins, 18 losses), and New Orleans was ranked 5th (25 wins, 18 losses).

In Miami, Florida, the Atlanta Hawks won 109-108 over the home team Miami Heat thanks to Dezonte Murray’s thrilling 3-pointer.

Atlanta, which was chasing, trailed 106-108 with Bogdan Bogdanovic’s two free throws with about 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

In the ensuing Miami attack, Tyler Herro’s shot missed, and with 2 seconds left, Murray boldly threw a 3-pointer from the front and passed the rim, giving Atlanta a come-from-behind victory.

On this day, the Miami team held a ceremony to permanently retire the uniform number (40) of ‘legend’ Yudonis Hazlam, who played for this team for 20 years.

“Congratulations to Hazlam, he is a true veteran and a true professional,” Murray said. “But I really wanted to spoil the party by winning today.” 고스톱

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