The Suns could have spent a Sunday evening on a gentle slope, on the floor of the Hornets, they finally played with the nerves of their supporters. Winner Friday on the floor of the Toronto Raptors (104-100), Phoenix has long had the game in hand against Charlotte. Devin Booker’s partners (35 points) even led by 16 points at the start of the fourth quarter (67-83) before seeing this gap suddenly melt.
By scoring eight points in a row in the dying minutes, carried by Devonte ‘Graham (30 points), the Hornets ended up equalizing (90-90) and pushing their opponent into overtime. A period when the two teams chained the inaccuracies and risky choices. Phoenix, however, managed to be less clumsy than his opponent to finally win (101-97). They thus put an end to Charlotte’s series of three victories and consolidate their 2nd place in the West, ahead of the two Los Angeles teams.