Excellent Live News: January 21, , the 2020-21 season NBA regular season continues, the Houston Rockets sit
vs. the Phoenix Suns at home.
After the game, the Rockets lost to the Suns 103-109 and suffered a three-game losing streak.
The star of the game: DeAndre Ayton In this campaign, Ayton dominated the interior. He scored a large double-double with 26 points and 17 rebounds. He made 11 of 15 shots with extremely high efficiency and sent 5 blocked shots.
In the first quarter, Gordon was the first to use the cover to pull up the layup, and then he killed the basket again and scored the ball. Bridges scored two points in an air cut. The two teams fell into a tug-of-war at the beginning of the game.
, after the timeout adjustment, Wood counterattacked and scored a one-stop throw. Payne caused a three-point foul from the outside. The Suns used continuous outside offense to gradually open the point difference.
The corner hit a long shot, and Gordon missed a step-back jumper at the buzzer.
At the end of the first quarter, the Suns lead the Rockets 30-23.
In the second quarter, Paul began to exert his strength. He used his signature mid-range jumper to score three consecutive times, catching the Rockets defense by surprise.
Under his leadership, the Suns gradually established a double-digit advantage.
For the Rockets, Mason Jones made two consecutive three-pointers, which became one of the few bright spots and helped the home team close the score.
But in the latter part of this quarter, the Suns set off a new climax. Crowder and Payne hit consecutive three-pointers. Bridges made a difficult layup and scored 2 1.
The point difference quickly came to 17 points.
At the end of this quarter, Booker and Wood briefly returned to the locker room due to minor injuries. Paul made 2 of 2 free throws for fouls, and his career total score exceeded the 19,000-point mark.
With Gordon’s three-pointer in the countdown, halftime was over, and the Rockets temporarily fell behind 51-63.
After changing sides to fight again, Ayton ate a cake from the basket and sent a dunk, Gordon scored a three-pointer from the top of the arc, but after that, Bukley made a sudden outside shot and scored consecutively to lead the Suns to a 9-0 spurt to widen the point difference
At 20 minutes, after the timeout adjustment, Gordon and Wood made consecutive long-range shots. The Rockets responded with eight points in a row. Ayton followed up with a tip-up and scored two points.
Narrowing the point difference back to single digits, Booker made an emergency stop mid-range shot from a high position, and Nwaba jumped to the basket to score 2 1.
At the end of the third quarter, the Suns lead the Rockets 89-82.
At the end of the quarter, Jones made a layup, and Ayton showed his inside dominance at this time. First, he made a strong attack at the basket, then received a pass from Paul to catch a dunk, and then blocked Cousins and Gordon consecutively, and completed the dunk for the second time.
Relying on his outstanding performance, the Suns opened the score again with a wave of 10-0 attacks.
The Rockets did not give up. After the timeout, Wood completed a slam dunk and scored 2 1, and Tate also completed a dunk. The Rockets struggled to catch up to only 2 points at the last moment.
At the critical moment, Ayton grabbed the front plate and made a foul and made two free throws. Wood made a three-pointer, Booker made another free throw to kill, Oladipo made two free throws, Booker made a layup to seal the victory, and the Suns narrowly beat the Rockets
Suns vs Rockets full game replay
Suns vs Rockets full game replay
The scores and data of the two sides: Scores in a single quarter: 30-23, 33-28, 26-31, 20-21 (the Rockets are behind) Rockets (4-9): Oladipo 22 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals, Wood
20 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks, Gordon 22 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists, Tate 9 points and 6 rebounds, Mason Jones 8 points, McClemo 4 points and 2 rebounds, Nwaba 9 points, 6 rebounds and 2
Assists, Cousins 3 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists, Sterling Brown 5 points, 2 assists and 2 steals, Tucker 2 points.
Suns (8-5): Ayton 26 points, 17 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 blocks, Booker 24 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists, Paul 13 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists, Crowder 11 points and 4 rebounds, Payne 10 points and 5 assists
, Cameron Johnson had 8 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals, Bridges had 8 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists, Kaminsky had 4 points and 2 rebounds, and Nedel had 5 points and 2 rebounds.
Both sides start: Rockets: Tate, Tucker, Wood, Gordon, Oladipo Suns: Bridges, Cameron Johnson, Ayton, Booker, Paul