PHOENIX (AP) — Dejounte Murray scored 21 factors, Trae Younger added 20 and the Atlanta Hawks rolled previous the Phoenix Suns 132-100 on Wednesday evening.
The Hawks by no means trailed, leaping to a 9-4 lead with three 3-pointers. Atlanta by no means let up, pushing to a 102-67 benefit by the tip of the third quarter and main by 43 factors within the fourth.
Nearly everybody was hitting photographs for the Hawks, who made 52 of 91 photographs (57.1%), together with 19 of 33 (57.6%) on 3-pointers. Bogdan Bogdanovic added 18 factors off the bench.
Phoenix — with star guard Devin Booker near coming back from a groin damage — misplaced for simply the second time in eight video games. The Suns had been sloppy with 16 turnovers that was 31 factors for the Hawks and had a dismal capturing evening, hitting simply 4 of 28 (14.3%) photographs from 3-point vary.
Mikal Bridges led the Suns with 23 factors however shot simply 6 of 18 from the sector, together with 1 of seven on 3s. Deandre Ayton added 20 factors and 9 rebounds.
The Hawks used a 13-0 run early within the second quarter to take a 66-47 lead into halftime. Murray led Atlanta with 15 factors earlier than the break whereas Bridges had 17 for the Suns.
Phoenix shot simply 18 of 47 (38.5%) within the first half, together with 2 of 16 (12.5%) from 3-point vary.
SUNS SIGN LEE
The Suns introduced Wednesday that they’ve signed guard Saben Lee for the remainder of the season.
Lee has emerged because the staff’s backup level guard during the last three weeks after being signed to back-to-back 10-day contracts. He’s filling in for Cam Payne, who stays out with a foot damage.
To make room for Lee on the roster, the Suns launched Duane Washington Jr., who performed in 31 video games this season, beginning three. He averaged 7.9 factors, however shot simply 36.7% from the sector.
Lee had six factors, three assists, three steaks and three rebounds in 21 minutes in opposition to the Hawks.
Hawks: Onyeka Okongwu made all seven of his photographs. He completed with 17 factors. … Former Suns middle Frank Kaminsky obtained a technical foul within the fourth quarter.
Suns: Booker, Payne and G Landry Shamet (foot) had been out. … Hosted a 54th straight sellout crowd.
Hawks: At Utah on Friday evening.
Suns: At Boston on Friday evening.
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