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Phoenix Suns (10-11)

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@ Cha 
W 109-104
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@ Orl 
L 114-128
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@ NO 
W 139-132
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@ Hou 
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Booker scores season-high 44 points, Suns outlast Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Monty Williams was able to celebrate a victory in an emotional return to New Orleans.

The former New Orleans coach guided the Phoenix Suns to a 139-132 overtime victory over the Pelicans on Thursday night. Devin Booker broke out of a perimeter-shooting slump, scoring 21 of his season-high 44 points in the third quarter, and Ricky Rubio powered the Phoenix Suns with four points and a critical assist in overtime.

Williams and late wife Ingrid raised five children in New Orleans and built a core of friends despite the team's mediocre results through his final season in 2014-15. When Ingrid was killed in a car wreck in 2016 in Oklahoma City, where Williams had become an assistant coach, it was Williams' friends in New Orleans who helped him cope with the loss of his spouse.

Points: Devin Booker25.0
Rebounds: Deandre Ayton11.0
Assists: Ricky Rubio8.7
FG%: Devin Booker50.7%
Steals: Ty Jerome2.33
Blocks: Deandre Ayton4.00
Defense (Rank)
Points: 114.1 (21)
Rebounds: 45.4 (14)
Assists: 24.9 (20)
FG%: 47.3% (25)
FT%: 77.3% (18)
3P%: 37.0% (22)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 115.6 (5)
Rebounds: 42.0 (26)
Assists: 28.2 (2)
FG%: 46.3% (9)
FT%: 81.1% (4)
3P%: 36.5% (10)
Pacific Division
  W L Pct GB
LA Lakers 19 3 .864 --
LA Clippers 16 6 .727 3.0
Phoenix 10 11 .476 8.5
Sacramento 8 12 .400 10.0
Golden State 4 19 .174 15.5
Full Standings
Date Player Transactions
10/24/2019 Deandre Ayton League Suspension 25 Games for positive drug test
10/15/2019 David Kramer Waived
10/15/2019 Norense Odiase Waived
10/15/2019 Tariq Owens Waived
9/27/2019 Jared Harper Signed as Free Agent
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Date Player Status
12/2/2019 Aron Baynes Strained left calf
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