The Rundown: Suns beat Pacers, Butler saves Heat

Published February 11, 2023, 4:30 PMJC Ansis

The Phoenix Suns grabbed their 10th win in 13 games, while Jimmy Butler made a dunk at the end to help the Heat escape the Rockets.


Pistons 138, Spurs 131
Suns 117, Pacers 104
76ers 119, Knicks 108
Celtics 127, Hornets 116
Jazz 122, Raptors 116
Heat 97, Rockets 95
Grizzlies 128, Timberwolves 107
Cavaliers 118, Pelicans 107
Thunder 138, Trail Blazers 129?
Mavericks 122, Kings 114
Bucks 119, Clippers 106

What went down

The Suns are about to get stronger after acquiring Kevin Durant at the trade deadline. They were shorthanded against the Pacers but still managed to secure a 117-104 win.

All five Phoenix starters finished in double figures, led by Chris Paul who tallied 19 points and nine dimes. Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton combined for 33 points.

The Suns were in cruise control for the most part of the game, never letting their lead down to single digits in the second half. They even pushed their margin to as huge as 26 points to grab their 10th win in the last 13 games.

Big-time baller

The Pistons scored a double overtime win over the San Antonio Spurs behind an impressive performance from Jalen Duren.

The Pistons rookie had a huge double-double of 30 points and 17 boards to join Moses Malone, LeBron James, and Paolo Banchero as the only teenagers to have 30 points and 15 rebounds in an NBA game.

What he said

Devin Booker had nothing but kind words about his new teammate Kevin Durant in this post-game interview:

Did you see that?

Jimmy Buckets saved the Heat from the Rockets with this insane alley-oop dunk off an inbounds pass: