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Chris Paul has another big night, Suns rout Nuggets 123-98

Suns lead series 2-0, Game 3 Friday in Denver
Denver Nuggets guard Monte Morris (11) reacts after turning the ball over as Phoenix Suns...
Denver Nuggets guard Monte Morris (11) reacts after turning the ball over as Phoenix Suns forward Dario Saric (20) looks away during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Wednesday, June 9, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)(Matt York | AP)
Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 10:46 PM MDT
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PHOENIX (AP) - Chris Paul had 17 points and 15 assists without a turnover, Devin Booker added 18 points and 10 rebounds and the Phoenix Suns routed the Denver Nuggets 123-98 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.

Deandre Ayton had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Mikal Bridges added 16 points for the balanced Suns. Paul was particularly impressive and it appears his ailing right shoulder - which greatly limited his play against the Lakers in the first round - isn’t much of a problem anymore. He had 21 points and 11 assists in the Game 1.

Nikola Jokic had 24 points and 13 rebounds for Denver, a day after getting the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award. Game 3 is Friday night in Denver.

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6/9/2021 10:00:41 PM (GMT -6:00)