Phoenix Suns Deandre Ayton records first double-double in loss to Kings
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.
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Ayton also finished an alley-oop dunk assisted by Paul after the veteran point guard made a behind-the-back move.
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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.