Lake Buena Vista (Florida, USA), Jul 31 (EFE) .- Hispanic shooting guard Devin Booker, with 27 points, and Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio led the Phoenix Suns to a 125-112 victory this Friday. against the Washington Wizards in the resumption for both teams of the 2019-20 season after the stoppage due to the coronavirus.
The Suns, with a balanced attack led by Booker, who led the list of six players who had double-digit numbers, were in control of the actions the whole game when establishing a partial of 38-31 at the end of the first quarter.
Although Booker scored 8 of 21 field goals, including two 3-pointers, Bahamian center Deandre Ayton came up with his best game in the paint by scoring a 24-point double-double (11-14, 2-3, 0 -0), captured 12 rebounds, including nine defenders, distributed three assists and put two blocks.
Rubio returned to be the leader in the direction of the game when he was close to getting a double-double after contributing 15 points and 9 assists. He played 29 minutes, scored 3 of 7 field goals, including 1 of 3 triples, but was perfect from the personal line with 8 of 8.
The El Masnou player also captured 1 rebound, recovered 3 balls and were the same ones he lost, in addition to committing 4 personal fouls.
Croatian power forward Dario Saric became the Suns’ sixth player by coming out of reserve and contributing 16 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and recovered a ball.
The Suns as a team ended the game with 37 rebounds for 36 from the Wizards, which had Japanese power forward rookie Rui Hachimura as their leading scorer after scoring 21 points, 8 rebounds, gave 1 assist and recovered 1 ball.
On guard Jerome Robinson he finished as the sixth player of the Wizards and second highest scorer by contributing 20 points, while the base Ish Smith, who also left the bench, achieved 17 goals and 7 assists on the day that the coach of the Washington team Scott Brooks turned 55.
The victory allowed the Suns to go 27-39 and continue in the fight for the eighth and last place in the Western Conference, with the right to play the playoffs, which is the only one that remains undefined and for which they fight for six. teams.
The Wizards, the only team also fighting for a spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs, dropped their mark to 24-31 and placed 6 wins behind the Brooklyn Nets, who are now eighth, despite having lost 118-128 to the Orlando Magic.
One more win for the Nets or defeat for the Wizards leaves them already eliminated in the fight to be in the playoffs.
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