One more for Phoenix Suns: win over San Antonio Spurs to reach 13 in a row | NBA.com Spain

With a little more suffering than was advisable at the close, the Phoenix Suns beat the San Antonio Spurs 115-111 and thus reached their thirteenth consecutive victory! Nothing seems to stop Monty Williams’ men, who took their record to 14-3 and were just one game behind the Golden State Warriors. at the top of the Western Conference. San Antonio, meanwhile, fell to 4-12 with its fifth straight loss.

The Suns took control of the game in the second quarter and dominated the Spurs until the very final minute of the night. Everything seemed headed for a comfortable outcome for the Arizona team, who with 1:10 to go won 112-103. However, with 3s from Derrick White and Devin Vassell, an untimely loss from Chris Paul and a layup from Dejounte Murray, Popovich’s men cut the gap to just three: 114-111 with 15 seconds remaining. And Lonnie Walker forced a jump between all before Devin Booker, who in case of having recovered it would have given the locals the option of a tie.

To the joy of the Phoenix fans, the comeback was not completed. Booker won the jump, scored a free throw and after a miss by Vassell, the Suns clinched the final 115-111.

Outside of that bad last minute, it was another demonstration of Phoenix’s sensational present, with three exclusive figures: Deandre Ayton, author of 21 points, 14 rebounds and a 10-16 from the field; Devin Booker, who had 23 units; and Cameron Payne, who scored 20 points in exactly 20 minutes of action. In addition, it is also to highlight the great game of JaVale McGee: 14 points, 8 rebounds and a 7-9 from the field in just 15 minutes.

The 13 wins in a row remain the fourth-best streak in franchise history, remaining just one behind the third-best mark: they got 14 in 1992. The Suns will be able to reach that figure this coming Thursday, when they begin a three-game road trip through the East facing Cleveland. Then they will visit the Knicks on Saturday and the Nets on Sunday.

It is worth remembering that the franchise record is 17 wins in a row, achieved in 2006, the year in which they also had another streak of 15 wins. Ever closer to making history.

San Antonio’s best was Dejounte Murray, finishing the night with a triple-double: 18 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Derrick White led the scoring with 19 points, Devin Vassell brought in 17 from the bench with a 7-12 from the field and Jakob Poeltl had 15 points and 9 rebounds. The Murray, White and Poeltl thing was especially prominent during the fourth quarter, combining to 27 points in that period, with a 12-14 from the court. It did not reach for very little.

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