NBA

Spurs win 111-85, stop Suns' 10-game home winning streak


1of9San Antonio Spurs forward Drew Eubanks (14) blocks the shot of Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 17, 2021, in Phoenix.Rick Scuteri/AP Show MoreShow Less 2of9San Antonio Spurs forward Keldon Johnson (3) drives past Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 17, 2021, in Phoenix.Rick Scuteri/AP Show MoreShow Less 3of94of9San Antonio Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV (1) shoots next to Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 17, 2021, in Phoenix.Rick Scuteri/AP Show MoreShow Less 5of9Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder (99) strips the ball from San Antonio Spurs forward Luka Samanic (19) as center Deandre Ayton (22) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 17, 2021, in Phoenix.Rick Scuteri/AP Show MoreShow Less 6of97of9Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder gets fouled by San Antonio Spurs forward Luka Samanic (19) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 17, 2021, in Phoenix.Rick Scuteri/AP Show MoreShow Less 8of9Phoenix Suns guard Cameron Payne (15) dives for a loose ball during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spur on Saturday, April 17, 2021, in Phoenix.Rick Scuteri/AP Show MoreShow Less 9of9The Suns had their 10-game home winning streak snapped and fell to 40-16 for the season.


The Suns have been prolific from 3 the past few weeks — including making a franchise-record 25 3s in a win over the Rockets on Monday — but struggled from long range against the Spurs.


Phoenix missed its first eight shots from behind the arc, finally breaking the streak when Cam Johnson knocked one down midway through the second.


... Gorgui Dieng was ejected from the game with 25 seconds left, moments after being he and Suns forward Frank Kaminsky were called for a double technical.


Vassell — who didn't play the previous two games — was pouring in points while Keldon Johnson had 17, Murray added 14 and Derrick White had 12.


The Spurs were playing without a handful of their main rotation players, including leading scorer DeMar DeRozan, but still controlled almost the entire game.






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