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

Oct 27, 2021, 8:31 PM | Updated: 11:12 pm

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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