Carter led the Suns with 17 points off the bench. Devin Booker added 15 points but shot just 6 of 18 from the field. The Suns shot just 40% as a team, including 22% from 3-point range.
The Dallas Mavericks continue to look for a way to make road wins translate into home success when they host the reeling Sacramento Kings on Sunday night. The Mavericks' stated goal of avoiding the NBA's play-in tournament into the Western Conference playoffs has stalled of late, mostly due to three straight home defeats at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks. The latter came to Big D and hammered the hosts 117-109 on Friday night, with Julius Randle bullying the Mavericks up front with 44 points and 10 rebounds.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope finished with 25 points, hitting 5 of 12 from behind the arc. With his fourth 3-pointer, Caldwell-Pope passed Eddie Jones for fifth all-time in team history in 3-pointers and finished the game with 490 for his Lakers career. Playing against his old team, Jordan Clarkson led the Jazz with 27 points.