On Friday night, Dejounte Murray earned himself a triple-double in a nail-biting, down-to-the-wire loss against the Portland Trail Blazers. He’s tallied three triple-dubs this season making him the first Spur to do so since David Robinson did it twenty-five years ago. In actuality, Robinson accumulated four that season, but that is not the season high for a member of the Silver & Black.
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.