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Malik Monk scores 29 points, Hornets cool off Suns 124-121

The Charlotte Hornets cooled off the Phoenix Suns with a 124-121 victory Wednesday night.
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Charlotte Hornets guard Malik Monk (1) dunks against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

PHOENIX — Malik Monk scored 29 points, LaMelo Ball added 20 points and eight assists and the Charlotte Hornets cooled off the Phoenix Suns with a 124-121 victory Wednesday night. Phoenix lost for just the second time in 11 games. 

Suns star Devin Booker missed an off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer with replays showing Gordon Hayward made contact with Booker's arm.

There was no foul call and the play wasn’t reviewed. Hayward also had 20 points, including two free throws with 5.8 seconds left. Booker had 33 points on 13-of-24 shooting. He was named to his second straight All-Star team as an injury replacement for Lakers forward Anthony Davis a few hours before the game.