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Phoenix Suns Deandre Ayton records first double-double in loss to Kings

Oct 27, 2021, 8:31 PM | Updated: 11:12 pm
Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes shoots over Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) during ...

Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes shoots over Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton recorded his first double-double of the season with 21 points and 21 rebounds Wednesday night.

However, Phoenix fell 110-107 to the visiting Sacramento Kings after forward Harrison Barnes hit a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer.

The Suns tied the game with 34.7 seconds left after previously trailing by 13 points with 5:42 on the clock.

Guard Devin Booker missed the go-ahead shot with 4.1 seconds left.

Ayton finished on nine of 12 shots, including a strong put-back dunk off of a Chris Paul missed floater.

Ayton also finished an alley-oop dunk assisted by Paul after the veteran point guard made a behind-the-back move.

He finished with 33 double-doubles last season.

Booker scored a game-high 31 points on 28 shots.

Buddy Hield led the Kings with 26 points off the bench.

The Suns had five players score double figures.

With the loss, Phoenix is 1-3.

The Suns host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday at 7 p.m. You can listen at 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.

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