NBA: Devin Booker and Ricky Rubio lead Suns win on season restart

NBA Victory allows Arizona players to continue in the fight for the Playoffs

Ricky Rubio, during a game with the Suns. BRAND

Escort Devin Booker, with 27 points, and the Spanish base Ricky Rubio led this Friday the Phoenix Suns to a win 125-112 against the Washington Wizards, in the resumption for both teams of the 2019-20 season after the break due to the coronavirus.

The Suns, led by Booker, who topped a list of six players who had double digits, they controlled the whole party when establishing a partial of 38-31 at the end of the first quarter. Although Booker scored 8 of 21 field goals, including two three-pointers from four attempts, the Bahamian pvot Deandre Ayton He emerged with his best game in the area by getting a double-double of 24 points and 12 rebounds.

Rubio became a leader in the direction of the game being 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 player from El Masnou also captured 1 rebound, recovered 3 balls and they were the same ones he lost , in addition to committing 4 personal fouls.

Croatian power forward Dario Saric became the Suns’ sixth player by leaving the reserve and contributing 16 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and recovered a ball.

The Wizards had the Japanese power forward, the rookie Rui Hachimura, as his leading scorer After getting 21 points, 8 rebounds, he gave 1 assist and recovered 1 ball. Escort Jerome Robinson finished as the Wizards’ sixth player and second-leading scorer by contributing 20 points, while point guard Ish Smith, who also came off the bench, had 17 goals and 7 assists on the day the Washington team coach, Scott Brooks, 55 years old.

The victory allows 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 left undefined and for which six teams fight. The Wizards for their part, they practically say goodbye to their hopes of playing the playoffs. One more win for the Nets or defeat for the Wizards leaves them out.