Atlanta Hawks (25-26, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (27-25, seventh in the Western Conference)Phoenix; Wednesday, 10 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Atlanta visits the Phoenix Suns after Dejounte Murray scored 40 points in the Hawks' 129-125 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.The Suns are 19-8 on their home court. Phoenix averages 112.9 points and has outscored opponents by 1.4 points per game.The Hawks are 12-15 on the road. Atlanta has a 14-14 record against opponents above .500.TOP
Damian Lillard recorded 42 points (10-21 FG, 17-17 FTM) and six assists for the Trail Blazers as they defeated the Hawks, 129-125. Jerami Grant (22 points) and Anfernee Simons (21 points, seven assists) added a combined 43 points for the Trail Blazers in the victory, while Dejounte Murray tallied a career-high 40 points, along with eight rebounds and seven assists for the Hawks in the losing effort. The Trail Blazers improve to 24-26, while the Hawks fall to 25-26.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 42 points, Anfernee Simons hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 34 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers held off the Atlanta Hawks 129-125 on Monday night. Dejounte Murray had 40 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Hawks, who played without star point guard Trae Young (ankle). Lillard added six assists in his fifth 40-point game this month. Jerami Grant had 22 points and Simons finished with 21, including his clutch 3 that gave the Trail