Booker scores 32, Suns eliminate Lakers from the playoff race

Written by sidhanta

The Phoenix Suns are the best team in the NBA this season and, according to the standings, it isn’t particularly close.

Booker scored 32 points to lead the Suns to their franchise-record 63rd victory Tuesday night, beating a Lakers team minus LeBron James 121-110 to eliminate Los Angeles from the playoff race.

“Tonight is unbelievably special for so many people,” Suns coach Monty Williams said. “Not just the organization, but the people in the city, who have basically birthed the Suns.

Booker signed his jersey during the postgame celebration before handing it to team radio broadcaster Al McCoy, who is in the midst of his 50th season on the microphone. 

 McCoy has watched a lot of good basketball over a half century — describing stars such as Charles Barkley, Walter Davis and Steve Nash

Phoenix is 63-16, which is eight games better than the Memphis Grizzlies, who have the second-most wins in the NBA.

It was a tight game on Tuesday during the first half but Phoenix used a 29-9 run in the third quarter to create separation. 

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