Monday night’s NBA action

Phoenix Suns 124, New Orleans Pelicans 111 Devin Booker scored an impressive 52 points for the Phoenix Suns, helping them secure a crucial victory against the New Orleans Pelicans. This win brings the Suns within one game of the Pelicans for the sixth spot in the Western Conference playoff race.

Boston Celtics 118, Charlotte Hornets 104 Jayson Tatum and Sam Hauser led the Boston Celtics to a solid road victory against the Charlotte Hornets. Tatum contributed 25 points, while Hauser added 25 points off the bench, sinking seven 3-pointers. The Celtics outscored the Hornets by a significant margin from beyond the arc, securing their position as the NBA-leading team.

Orlando Magic 104, Portland Trail Blazers 103 In a closely contested matchup, the Orlando Magic held off the visiting Portland Trail Blazers to secure a crucial victory in their race for playoff positioning. Despite coughing up a 15-point lead in the second half, the Magic managed to seal the win as Deandre Ayton’s last-second jumper fell short for the Trail Blazers.

Memphis Grizzlies 110, Detroit Pistons 108 Jaren Jackson Jr. exploded for 40 points to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a narrow victory over the Detroit Pistons. Despite the Pistons’ Cade Cunningham scoring 36 points, the Grizzlies managed to edge out a win, snapping their previous struggles with a much-needed victory.

Atlanta Hawks 113, Chicago Bulls 101 The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Chicago Bulls behind Bogdan Bogdanovic’s 20-point performance. With six players scoring in double figures and a strong shooting performance from beyond the arc, the Hawks secured their fifth win in six games, moving closer to the Bulls in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Indiana Pacers 133, Brooklyn Nets 111 Tyrese Haliburton led the Indiana Pacers to a dominant victory over the Brooklyn Nets with a 27-point, 13-assist double-double. The Pacers controlled the game from the start, building an early lead and never looking back. Despite a solid performance from Cam Thomas, the Nets couldn’t overcome the Pacers’ strong showing.

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