Devin Booker and Chris Paul led the Phoenix Suns to a 117-113 overtime victory over visiting Utah Jazz on Wednesday night in a game between the top two NBA teams who came out the height of its billing

Booker scored 35 points and Chris Paul contributed 29 points and nine assists as the Suns, who hold the second best NBA record, retained their seventh straight win

Booker got the Suns off to a quick start in OT with a layup, and Paul finished it off with free throws late in the extra session Utah never led in overtime Deandre Ayton also had a good performance with 18 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks for Phoenix, who earned their second victory in two meetings with the Jazz this season

Donovan Mitchell scored 41 points and eight rebounds for leading NBA Jazz, and forced overtime with a 3-point clutch late in regulation Bojan Bogdanovic scored 20 and Rudy Gobert had 16 points and 18 rebounds for the Jazz, who have lost two in a row on the road after a nine-game winning streak.

Kevin Durant played for the first time in nearly two months and was one of seven Brooklyn players to score in double digits in a New Orleans rout

Durant, who last played on February 13 and missed 23 straight games with a hamstring injury, only entered the game when the second quarter was almost halfway through He scored 17 points, making 5 of 5 field goal attempts, 2 of 2 to 3 points and 5 of 5 free throws in 19 minutes

Kyrie Irving led Brooklyn with 24 points and LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 Eric Bledsoe led New Orleans with 26 points despite being sent off at the end of the third quarter Zion Williamson scored 16 points on 4 of 12 shots to end his streak of 25 consecutive games with more than 20 points on 50% or more shots

Kelly Olynyk scored 10 points and clocked a career-high 18 rebounds to help host Houston break their five-game losing streak by beating Dallas

Olynyk grabbed two critical draws down the home stretch after his three-point game gave the Rockets an 89-84 lead with 3:38 remaining John Wall finished with 31 points, seven assists and four steals for Houston, and Christian Wood added 22 points – including the team’s 12 opening points in the third quarter – and 10 rebounds

Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis scored 23 points apiece for the Mavericks, who saw their best five-game winning streak of the season end Doncic missed 17 of 26 field goal attempts and committed five turnovers Tim Hardaway Jr added 18 points

Marcus Smart did the 3-point tiebreaker with 36, 4 seconds left and he scored 14 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter as host Boston broke a seventh-place tie in the Conference Is coming back to beat New York

Smart was just 1 for 7 off the pitch before teaming up with Jaylen Brown (seven points) and Jayson Tatum (seven points) to score the final 28 points for the Celtics, who trailed by seven at the start of the fourth before winning for the third time in four games

Brown finished with 32 points and 10 rebounds while Tatum finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds RJ Barrett was 6 of 6 to 3 points and scored 29 points for the Knicks, who lost for the fifth time in six games Julius Randle had 22 points and nine rebounds

Nikola Jokic finished with 25 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds to help Denver secure a victory over San Antonio in the first of a two-game three-day mini-series between the teams

The game was the second in a back-to-back home game for the Nuggets, who overtook Detroit on Tuesday Michael Porter Jr added 18 points and 10 rebounds and Will Barton scored 14 points for Denver

Dejounte Murray and Derrick White led the Spurs with 18 points apiece, with DeMar DeRozan scoring 14 and Patty Mills adding 12 on the bench San Antonio has lost four straight games and nine of its last 11 games

Jonas Valanciunas recorded 19 points and 11 rebounds and Ja Morant added 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists as Memphis won their fourth straight contest The Grizzlies shot 539 percent from the field and reached 17 of 40 with a 3 point range

Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 24 points and Trae Young had 14 points and 11 assists for the Hawks, who saw a four-game winning streak halted The Hawks played without John Collins (ankle), Clint Capela (Achilles) and Danilo Gallinari (ankle)

Bradley Beal has 26 points on 11 of 19 shots and Russell Westbrook has signed his fifth triple-double in the last six games to lead Washington past host Orlando

Beal, who also had five assists, returned to the Wizards roster after missing the previous five games with a contusion to his right hip Westbrook finished with 23 points, 15 assists and 14 rebounds for his 20th triple-double of the season

Terrence Ross led Orlando with 24 points on a 9-for-16 shot, and Mo Bamba had 19 points and eight rebounds The Magic lost their third in a row, while the Wizards ended a four-game slippage

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Aaron Holiday scored 22 points off the bench and his brother Justin Holiday added 21 to fuel Indiana to a win over Minnesota in Indianapolis

Pacers’ TJ McConnell had 19 points and 15 assists, both tied for the season Indiana scored a record-breaking season in points despite playing without all-star forward Domantas Sabonis (ankle) , Malcolm Brogdon (hip) and Myles Turner (ankle)

Karl-Anthony Towns recorded 32 points and 12 rebounds and rookie Anthony Edwards added 27 points for Minnesota, who failed in their attempt to win back-to-back games for the first time since winning in their first two matches of the season

McDaniels enjoyed his second career start as Hornets coach James Borrego tinkered with his starting lineup in search of more consistency on the attacking side McDaniels, who hadn’t scored more than 11 points in any of his first 40 NBA games in the past two seasons, finished 9 of 14 from the floor

Almost half of the Thunder’s score came from their two teenagers as Aleksej Pokusevski and Theo Maledon each finished with 25 points

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