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Deandre Ayton, Devin Booker dominate as Suns top Bulls

Feb 22, 2020, 9:12 PM | Updated: Feb 23, 2020, 11:23 am
Coby White #0 of the Chicago Bulls puts up a shot against Deandre Ayton #22 of the Phoenix Suns at ...
Coby White #0 of the Chicago Bulls puts up a shot against Deandre Ayton #22 of the Phoenix Suns at the United Center on February 22, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO — Deandre Ayton dominated with 28 points and 19 rebounds, Devin Booker had 29 points and the Phoenix Suns beat the Chicago Bulls 112-104 on Saturday night.

Phoenix outscored Chicago by 13 in the third quarter to wipe out a 10-point halftime deficit and ended the game on a 17-4 run to come away with the win after losing seven of nine. The Bulls dropped their eighth in a row.

Ayton had 12 points and eight rebounds in the fourth quarter and just missed season highs in scoring (31) and rebounding (21)

Booker made 5 of 10 from beyond the arc in another solid showing in Chicago. The guard placed second to Sacramento’s Buddy Hield in the 3-point contest and made his first All-Star appearance last weekend in Chicago.

Ricky Rubio added 18 points and 11 assists, and Kelly Oubre Jr. had 14 points to help the Suns snap a five-game road losing streak.

Bulls rookie Coby White set a career high with 33 points and matched one by making seven 3-pointers. Zach LaVine scored 20 points.

Chicago led 96-95 when Phoenix’s Cameron Johnson made a 3 with 6:30 left to give the Suns a 98-86 lead, sparking the game-ending run.

Mikal Bridges and Booker each made a pair of free throws to push the lead to 11 in the closing minute. Rubio hit 1 of 2 with 30 seconds left for a final score that left fans showering the Bulls with boos.

TIP-INS

Suns: The Suns were basically at full strength, though C Frank Kaminsky (right knee stress fracture) missed his 24th game in a row. Kaminsky, who’s from the Chicago area, is Bulls assistant coach Karen Umlauf’s nephew.

UP NEXT

Suns: At Utah on Monday night.

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 22: Ricky Rubio #11 of the Phoenix Suns puts up a shot past Coby White #0 of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on February 22, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. The Suns defeated the Bulls 112-104. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 22: Deandre Ayton #22 of the Phoenix Suns shoots over (L-R) Daniel Gafford #12, Coby White #0 and Ryan Arcidiacono #51 of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on February 22, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. The Suns defeated the Bulls 112-104. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 22: Kelly Oubre Jr. #3 of the Phoenix Suns goes up for a dunk over Cristiano Felicio #6 of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on February 22, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. The Suns defeated the Bulls 112-104. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 22: Coby White #0 of the Chicago Bulls puts up a shot against Ricky Rubio #11 (L) and Deandre Ayton #22 of the Phoenix Suns at the United Center on February 22, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 22: Zach LaVine #8 of the Chicago Bulls puts up a shot between (L-R) Jonah Bolden #43, Kelly Oubre Jr. #3 and Aron Baynes #46 of the Phoenix Suns at the United Center on February 22, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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