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NBA wrap: Suns stun Bucks as Rockets lose fourth straight

By Dejan Kalinic
Devin Booker went 13-of-17 from the field for 36 points

New York, March 9: The Milwaukee Bucks were handed a surprise defeat in the NBA, while the Houston Rockets' losing streak continued on Sunday (March 8).

Without the injured Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks suffered a 140-131 loss to the Phoenix Suns.

Khris Middleton poured in 39 points for Milwaukee, but Devin Booker and Ricky Rubio produced huge performances for Phoenix.

Booker went 13-of-17 from the field for 36 points, while Rubio had a triple-double of 25 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists.

Houston fell to a fourth consecutive loss in a surprise 126-106 defeat at the hands of the Orlando Magic.

James Harden and Russell Westbrook combined for 47 points for the Rockets.

However, Nikola Vucevic (16 points and 16 rebounds) and Aaron Gordon (19 points and 10 rebounds) had double-doubles for Orlando.

LeBron, Davis lift Lakers as Drummond shines

LeBron James (28 points, nine assists and seven rebounds) and Anthony Davis (30 points) saw the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Clippers 112-103.

Andre Drummond's 28 points and 17 rebounds helped the Cleveland Cavaliers past the San Antonio Spurs 132-129 after overtime.

Chris Paul finished with 28 points in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 105-104 win over the Boston Celtics.

Horrible Hachimura

Rui Hachimura, the ninth pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, went 0-of-eight from the field in the Washington Wizards' loss to the Miami Heat.

Red-hot Robinson

Miami's Duncan Robinson hit at least seven three-pointers for the third straight game.

Sunday's results

Brooklyn Nets 110-107 Chicago Bulls

New Orleans Pelicans 120-107 Minnesota Timberwolves

Los Angeles Lakers 112-103 Los Angeles Clippers

Oklahoma City Thunder 105-104 Boston Celtics

Phoenix Suns 140-131 Milwaukee Bucks

Miami Heat 100-89 Washington Wizards

Indiana Pacers 112-109 Dallas Mavericks

Orlando Magic 126-106 Houston Rockets

Cleveland Cavaliers 132-129 San Antonio Spurs

New York Knicks 96-84 Detroit Pistons

Toronto Raptors 118-113 Sacramento Kings

Bucks at Nuggets

The Bucks (53-11) get a chance to bounce back against the Denver Nuggets (42-21) on Monday (March 9).

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Story first published: Monday, March 9, 2020, 10:10 [IST]
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