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NBA: Chris Paul first with 20K factors, 11K assists as Suns sink Clippers

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Chris Paul #3 of the Phoenix Suns seems to be on throughout the fourth quarter towards the Portland Path Blazers at Moda Middle on October 21, 2022 in Portland, Oregon. Steph Chambers/Getty Photos/AFP

Devin Booker scored 35 factors and Chris Paul added 11 assists towards his former workforce because the visiting Phoenix Suns earned a 112-95 victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Deandre Ayton added 13 factors for the Suns, who led by as many as 22 whereas bouncing again from an extra time defeat at Portland on Friday.

Marcus Morris Sr. scored 22 factors and John Wall added 17 for the Clippers, who misplaced their dwelling opener after opening the season with a pair of victories.

Kawhi Leonard scored 11 factors off the bench for Los Angeles in 21 minutes as he continues to spherical into kind after lacking the 2021-22 season due to a knee damage. Leonard and Wall didn’t play in a victory Saturday at Sacramento.

The Suns dominated from the outset, taking an early 11-0 lead and going up 33-18 after one quarter whereas capturing 60.9 % from the sector. Phoenix held a 61-41 lead at halftime whereas making half of their 44 shot makes an attempt.

The Suns’ largest lead was at 61-39 simply earlier than the break.

The Clippers acquired inside 10 factors at 82-72 with 2:30 remaining within the third quarter however Phoenix held off Los Angeles from there.

Cameron Johnson scored 11 factors for the Suns and Cameron Payne contributed 10, whereas Jock Landale had 10 assists. Landry Shamet made his season debut for Phoenix and scored eight factors in 13 minutes.

Paul George scored 16 factors for the Clippers on 4-of-11 capturing, one evening after he had 40 at Sacramento.

The Suns shot 15 of 42 (35.7 %) from 3-point vary, whereas the Clippers shot 9 of 32 (28.1 %) from distance.

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