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Booker scores 35 points, Suns outlast Hornets 101-97 in OT

Loss ends three-game winning streak for Charlotte
Credit: AP
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker shoots over Charlotte Hornets forward P.J. Washington during overtime in an NBA basketball game on Sunday, March 28, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Devin Booker scored 35 points, Chris Paul had 16 and the Phoenix Suns outlasted the Charlotte Hornets 101-97 in overtime Sunday. 

Deandre Ayton added 14 points, and Mikal Bridges had 13 points, eight rebounds and a career-high six steals. 

The Suns, second in the Western Conference at 31-14, won three of four on their Southeast swing. 

Devonte Graham led the Hornets with 30 points, and Terry Rozier had 22 points and 10 rebounds. 

Miles Bridges added 18 points, 12 rebounds, and Gordon Hayward scored 15 points.

Charlotte will begin a six-game road trip at Washington on Tuesday.