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Chuck Checks In - 12.01.2022

FINAL FROM PHOENIX: Suns 132, Bulls 113. (Bulls: 9-12, 4-7 on the road).

LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: DeRozan: 29pts. Suns: Booker: 51pts.
LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: Vucevic: 8. Suns: Ayton: 14.
LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: LaVine: 7. Suns: Booker: 6.

CCI STAT OF THE GAME: Devin Booker recorded his fourth career 50 point game.

CCI RECAP: It was all Phoenix and all Devin Booker as the Suns improved to a league best 12-1 at home leading wire to wire.

Booker scored a season high 51 points going 20-25 from the field, draining six of seven from three point range. Booker scored all of his points in the first three quarters. He did not play in the fourth quarter.

Deandre Ayton had a monster game of 30 points and 16 rebounds.

The Bulls struggled shooting the three ball going 4-25 beyond the arc.

DeMar DeRozan scored 29 points. Zach LaVine added 21 points. Alex Caruso scored 14 points off the bench.

NEXT: At Golden State Friday.

CCI 24 SECONDS NBA NEWS AND NOTES

Sacramento 137, Indiana 114. The win allowed the 11-9 Kings to post their best 20 game start since 2004.

Los Angeles Lakers 128, Portland 109. LeBron James scored 31 points . The Lakers have won six of eight.

Milwaukee 109, New York 103. Giannis Antetokounmpo poured in 37 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists. The Knicks have lost four straight home games.

Cleveland 113, Philadelphia 85. The Cavs improved to 9-1 at home.

Oklahoma City 119, San Antonio 106. The Spurs have lost nine straight.

Boston 134, Miami 121. Jayson Tatum scored a season high 49 points. The Celtics have won 14 of 15.

Brooklyn 113, Washington 107. Kevin Durant scored 39 points for the Nets. Kristaps Porzingis had 27 points and 19 rebounds for the Wizards who have lost four of their last five games.

Minnesota 109, Memphis 101. The Grizzlies out rebounded Minnesota 59-29 but committed 27 turnovers.

Utah 125, Los Angeles Clippers 112. Jordan Clarkson scored 33 points as the Jazz snapped a five game losing streak.

Denver 120, Houston 100. The Nuggets have won four straight to move to seven games over .500.

New Orleans 126, Toronto 108. Zion Williamson had 33 points, four steals and two blocks.

Cleveland 113, Philadelphia 85. The Cavs scored 44 second quarter points

Atlanta 125, Orlando 108. Trae Young scored 30 points and dished out 14 assists. The Magic have lost six straight.

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