Kevin Durant Scores 30 points to lead Suns over Nuggets, 104-97

Written By Editorial Team on March 28, 2024
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Suns vs. Nuggets recap

Kevin Durant scored a game-high 30 points to lead the Phoenix Suns over the Denver Nuggets 104-97 on Wednesday night in Denver. Devin Booker added 17 points, and Grayson Allen finished with 13. The Suns’ record improves to 43-30. Up next for Phoenix is the Oklahoma City Thunder at 8 p.m. ET on Friday.

For the Nuggets, missing Jamal Murray proved too much to overcome. Nikola Jokic finished with a near triple-double, scoring 22 points with 10 assists and nine rebounds. Aaron Gordon and Michael Porter Jr. both added 18 points for Denver. The Nuggets fall to 51-22. Denver next plays the Minnesota Timberwolves at 9 p.m. ET on Friday.

Betting recap for Suns vs. Nuggets

NBA betting odds opened the Suns as the +7.5-point underdog to Denver. The Suns covered the spread, much like they did in their previous outing against the Nuggets in early March. Massachusetts sportsbooks situated Wednesday night’s over/under at 226.5 points, with the total score ultimately hitting the under.

Suns vs. Nuggets post-game statistical analysis for March 27

Entering Wednesday’s game with the Nuggets, the Suns were 8th in the Western Conference at 42-30. The 104-97 victory was the team’s fourth win in its last five games.

The Nuggets were first in the Western Conference at 51-21. The loss to Phoenix snapped a four-game winning streak. Denver is now 29-7 at home for the season to date.

Team Statistics Phoenix SunsDenver Nuggets
Field Goals39-8338-88
Field Goal %47.043.2
Three Pointers16-3310-40
Three Point %48.525.0
Free Throws10-1111-12
Free Throw %90.991.7

Suns vs. Nuggets player highlights from Wednesday night

Phoenix was able to take advantage of Denver being without Jamal Murray, winning this one 104-97.

Phoenix Suns leaders from Wednesday’s night game against the Nuggets

Phoenix was led by Kevin Durant, who scored 30 points and grabbed 13 boards. He also finished with 5 blocks. While it was a quiet night from Devin Booker in scoring, he dished out nine assists. Find the Suns stats from this most recent Suns win over the Nuggets Wednesday:

  • Kevin Durant (PF): 30 PTS, 13 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Devin Booker (SG): 17 PTS, 5 RBS, 9 ASTS
  • Grayson Allen (SG): 12 PTS, 5 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Bradley Beal (SG): 10 PTS, 4 RBS, 7 ASTS
  • Eric Gordon (SG): 10 PTS, 1 RBS, 1 ASTS

Denver Nuggets leaders from Wednesday’s night game against the Nuggets

It was an off night for the Denver Nuggets, but still led by Nikola Jokic’s near triple-double. Jamal Murray missed last night’s game and Denver lacked scoring from their guards. Here are the top performers against the Suns:

  • Nikola Jokic (C): 22 PTS, 9 RBS, 10 ASTS
  • Aaron Gordon (PF): 18 PTS, 6 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Michael Porter Jr. (SF): 18 PTS, 8 RBS, 0 ASTS
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (SG): 11 PTS, 3 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Reggie Jackson (PG): 11 PTS, 1 RBS, 3 ASTS
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