Collin Sexton followed up the best game of his career by totaling 25 points and a season-high nine assists, as the Cleveland Cavaliers took control in the third and beat the Brooklyn Nets. Elsewhere, Luka Doncic's 36 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds helped to push the Dallas Mavericks to a 122-117 result against the San Antonio Spurs.
Booker seemed to have injured his left hamstring, the severity of which is still not known as per Suns head coach Monty Williams. Given the quick turnaround, with both teams facing each other once again on the second night of a back-to-back, Williams added that it's highly probable that the Suns will be without Booker. Prior to injuring his hamstring, the 2020 All-Star was on-fire and was keeping the Suns afloat through the Nuggets' resurgent second half.
The San Antonio Spurs two-way small forward Keita Bates-Diop celebrates his twenty-fifth birthday today. The former Ohio State Buckeye went 48th overall in the 2018 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves, just one spot before Spurs draftee Chimezie Metu. The California native split time between the Timberwolves and their G-League affiliate before heading to the Denver Nuggets as part of a four-team, twelve-player trade involving the Timberwolves, Nuggets, Houston Rockets, and Atlanta Hawks.