Suns rally to defeat Spurs in Mexico

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(The Sports Xchange) – P.J. Tucker hit two free throws with 4.6 seconds to play and Devin Booker scored 39 points, 10 in the final quarter, as the Phoenix Suns rallied for a 108-105 victory over the San Antonio Spurs at Mexico City Arena on Saturday.

Danny Green missed a three-pointer with 6.9 seconds remaining that would have given the Spurs the lead and Tucker calmly poured in two free throws to push the Phoenix advantage to the final margin in the NBA Global Games series encounter.

Phoenix fouled Pau Gasol with 3.7 left to keep San Antonio from shooting a three-pointer to have a chance to tie the game but Gasol missed both free throws and Dragan Bender corralled the rebound for the Suns.

It was Booker’ second straight game with 39 points, following Thursday output in a loss to Dallas.

Bulls 107, Pelicans 99

Jimmy Butler scored 28 points and Dwyane Wade had 17 of his 22 in the fourth quarter as Chicago snapped a three-game losing streak. Taj Gibson added 15 points and 16 rebounds and Michael Carter-Williams had 11 points for the Bulls, who had a 21-6 edge on second-chance points and outrebounded the Pelicans, 63-42.

Anthony Davis scored a game-high 36 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead New Orleans.

Wizards 109, 76ers 93

John Wall scored 25 points and Bradley Beal had 20 as Washington defeated Philadelphia for its 11th straight home win. Marcin Gortat had 12 points and 10 rebounds as five starters scored in double figures for the Wizards (20-19). Markieff Morris added 14 points.

Jazz 114, Magic 107

Despite a sluggish defensive start — and 40 percent shooting from three by Orlando — Utah defeated the Magic. The game was Utah’s second in a rare home back-to-back set. Rodney Hood hit the go-ahead three-pointer with two minutes left to the put Utah up six, then exited the game with what appeared to be a serious right knee injury.

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