Booker, Suns roll past Trail Blazers

Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns reacts after a three-point shot against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second half of the NBA game at Phoenix Suns Arena on February 13, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona.  Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Devin Booker scored 34 points as the Phoenix Suns posted their 12th win in the last 14 games by rolling to a 132-100 victory over the visiting Portland Trail Blazers.

Deandre Ayton added 19 points as the Suns dominated to open the second half by outscoring the Trail Blazers 37-17 in the third quarter.

Damian Lillard delivered 24 points and seven assists for Portland, who dropped their second straight contest following a season-long six-game winning streak.

Lillard’s 24 points came on the same day he created a stir by calling out the Minnesota Timberwolves management for hiring Chris Finch as their new head coach instead of former Portland assistant David Vanterpool.

Nassir Little scored 18 points, Gary Trent had 11 and Carmelo Anthony added 10 for the Trail Blazers.

Enes Kanter collected 15 rebounds for Portland, which shot 12 of 39 from behind the arc.

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