Suns vs. Spurs: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Phoenix Suns (33-9) play against the San Antonio Spurs (27-27) at AT&T Center

Game Time: 8:30 PM EST on Monday January 17, 2022

Phoenix Suns 20, San Antonio Spurs 25 (Q1 04:59)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Booker with 13 of #Suns 17 points on 5-of-6 shooting, but Phoenix down 25-17. – 8:53 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
13 points for Devin Booker in the 1Q. He’s scored from everywhere.
6 points from three
4 points from mid-range
2 points in the paint
1 FT
The Spurs are winning the 3PT line early 9-6
Spurs by 3 – 8:51 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
BACK TO BACK TO BACK ‼️
3️⃣ triples in a row! – 8:48 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Spurs up 18-12. They’ve given #Suns two tough ones.
No surprise here at the start. – 8:47 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Well that was a quick 10.
@Devin Booker x #NBAAllStar8:44 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Devin Booker: 8 points, 3-3 FG
San Antonio Spurs: 6 points, 3-4 FG – 8:44 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Devin Booker is still hot. He’s scored the Suns’ first 8 points of the game in the opening 2 minutes. – 8:43 PM

Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Devin Booker going to score all the points tonight if Spurs aren’t careful – 8:43 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Devin Booker. Still got the hot hand – 8:42 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Booker again. 4-2 #Susn8:41 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Tie game. Booker, Murray exchange baskets. #Suns8:41 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Suns, who have the same amount of first downs as the Cardinals, are about to get underway in San Antonio. – 8:39 PM

Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Suns: Paul, Booker, Bridges, Crowder, McGee
Spurs: Murray, White, Johnson, McDermott, Poeltl – 8:38 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Suns starters: Paul, Booker, Bridges, Crowder, McGee. – 8:37 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Another night of fun in the DA as we take on the Suns!
Enter the Spurs Digital Arena pres. by @socios for your chance to win $50 in Spurs Pay! pic.twitter.com/wCzDyGKy1t8:36 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Per Spurs tweet, Pop is going with his preferred lineup of Murray, White, Johnson, McDermott and Poeltl.
Pop indicated during his pre-game media session he might continue bringing D White off the bench until Tre Jones returned from protocols. – 8:34 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
In 19 minutes as a starter in Austin’s win over the Vipers, Zach Collins had 8 points on 4 of 10 (0 of 3 from distance) and 3 blocks.
Primo finished with 21 points on 6 of 11 (2 of 4 from deep), 5 assists and 5 steals. – 8:32 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
First five out 🔥
#PorVida pic.twitter.com/oeipmTLUlP8:28 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
#MLKDay hoops!
🆚 @Phoenix Suns
⏰ 7:30PM CT
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Phoenix Suns @Suns
The starters vs. San Antonio pic.twitter.com/CqLhxqkMvi8:00 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Cam is back. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/yRxDcDorb67:55 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
😎
#DevinBooker x #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/5osGeKCsx67:46 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Monday night fits 😎
#ULTRADrip | #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/lV0NdtcyjX7:39 PM

Jim Lefko @jimlefko
San Antonio’s Jewish leaders react to Colleyville synagogue attack news4sanantonio.com/news/local/san…7:39 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Tonight’s @BannerHealth Health update: pic.twitter.com/pmR404H4CZ7:30 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
from Rainier Beach to the Alamo City 💯
@Dejounte Murray has grown throughout his journey to become an #NBAAllStar caliber player 📈
@RainierBeach206 | @UW_MBB | #PorVida pic.twitter.com/T1SlOl30k37:18 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“It’s just a reminder of how blessed we are to get to do what we do.”
Monty Williams on playing on #MartinLutherKingDay .
#Suns at #Spurs tonight.. pic.twitter.com/wuJ60tSpGX7:14 PM

Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Derrick White will come off bench again tonight, per Pop. Sounds like White will be asked to run the second unit as long as Tre Jones remains in protocols. – 7:06 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Cam Johnson (ankle) in. #Suns7:05 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“Tell me that Paul, Ayton and Booker didn’t show.” #Spurs coach Gregg Popovich joked to open pregame not knowing Deandre Ayton was out with an ankle injury. #Suns pic.twitter.com/QKoJY327Jk7:05 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Pop said there is no timetable for how long Zach Collins’ stint with Austin will last:
“He’s been out for a long time, I mean a really long time. He needs this to get his rhythm back and to feel comfortable and have confidence in himself, physically, as much as playing-wise.” – 7:04 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“They started the year with P&R where the big dove, now they have a guy in Landale who can pick and pop.” – Suns Coach Monty Williams on the Spurs’ offense spacing more with the addition of Landale to the rotation. – 7:04 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Pop indicated that D White will continue to come off the bench – at least until Tre Jones returns from health and safety protocols.
“Tre is not here, so we need that backup point,” Pop said. – 7:02 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Despite latest setback, Suns are pushing through injuries back toward normalcy – https://t.co/hEs1YKRxHq via @PHNX_Suns pic.twitter.com/s4Dg1Efg477:02 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Suns coach Monty Williams says Cameron Johnson will play tonight. – 7:01 PM

Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Pop was a few minutes joining his pregame presser. The reason? He was in the back watching footage of Zach Collins’ G League debut. – 6:59 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Couldn’t hear the question clearly, but it sounded like Pop said Derrick White would continue to come off the bench until Tre Jones returns from H&S protocols. – 6:58 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“He’s been out for a long time, I mean a really long time. He needs his rhythm to come back to feel comfortable.” – Coach Pop on Zach Collins playing in the G-League as he gets ready to return from his injury.
Pop says he was just watching some of Collins’ game with Austin – 6:54 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“He’s back,” says Coach Pop of Jakob Poeltl – 6:52 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Got three uniforms on this week’s schedule!
@PayPal Jersey Lineup | #ValleyProud pic.twitter.com/Hh4hCy5z9A5:46 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Lonnie Walker spoke passionately this morning about what Martin Luther King Jr. Day means to him.
“…If it wasn’t for him, Lord knows where this world would be right now,” Lonnie said.
expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…5:35 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Zach Collins’ positive vibe and sartorial splendor will be missed on the Spurs bench tonight, but his teammates are glad he’ll be spending the time on the court in Austin.
“It’s been a long journey for him,” Doug McDermott said.
expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…5:32 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
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Phoenix Suns @Suns
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Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
A concern for Clippers: They’re fouling way too much, which is a surprise.
It was an issue after halftime in San Antonio. And it was an issue today vs Pacers in second quarter. And Spurs/Pacers are two of the worst teams in the league at getting to the line. – 4:47 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
when it’s a 2-for-1 #NBAAllStar voting day 😏
@Dejounte Murray | #Euphoria | #PorVida pic.twitter.com/brwEFB3hRu4:34 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Former Rockets forward Anthony Lamb headed back to the RGV Vipers after his 10-day contract with the Spurs expired. Lamb played eight minutes in two games with the Spurs. – 4:32 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Take a quick stop and retweet.
@Deandre Ayton x #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/t9PiHyTRdm4:30 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers have 40 first quarter points for the first time since April. They played multiple games last week where they didn’t score 40 by halftime.
LA up 40-25, making more FTs already (9/9) than they attempted for the whole game Saturday night in San Antonio. – 4:10 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Devin Booker named Western Conference player of the week for the second time this season, 5th time in his #NBA career. #Suns pic.twitter.com/OoGNR55W1Q3:46 PM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Devin Booker, Darius Garland named NBA Players of the Week sportando.basketball/en/devin-booke…3:44 PM

Michael De Leon @mdeleon
To tank or win: Spurs remain stuck determining their identity projectspurs.com/2022/01/17/to-… by @rockssjr #PorVida3:43 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Quite the week indeed.
🌟 Your RT counts as 2 votes 🌟
@Devin Booker x #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/r9adO6OSUZ3:43 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
For the 3rd time this season, Dejounte Murray has been named a Western Conference Player of the Week nominee – 3:35 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Devin Booker has been named Western Conference of the week:
27.0 PPG
4.3 RPG
3.3 APG
46.4 FG%
3-0 record pic.twitter.com/2wyw5jXhIo3:34 PM

Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
Due to unforeseen circumstances, not gonna be able to do my virtual book talk w Zach Lowe Wednesday. (Hopefully another time. He’s the best.) But the event will go on. The great Spike Lee will be hosting instead. Can get your ticket—and signed book—here eventbrite.com/e/chris-herrin…3:34 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
“Today we look back at how it all began. A celebration of his message and the inspiration of his words. To be better yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Today the legacy lives on.”
A tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. narrated by @seanelliott_32 🙏
#MLKDay | #PorVida pic.twitter.com/l2T6u3jPtu3:33 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
#NBA announced its players of the week.
East: Cavaliers guard Darius Garland (#RegionProud)
West: Suns guard Devin Booker, who scored a game-high 35 points in a win over the #Pacers on Friday. – 3:32 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Cavs guard Darius Garland and Suns guard Devin Booker have been named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively. – 3:32 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
An #NBAAllStar caliber week for @Devin Booker. pic.twitter.com/pAxdqTWX9u3:31 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Devin Booker has been named Western Conference Player of the Week – 3:31 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
NBA’s Players of the Week for Week 13: Suns guard Devin Booker and Cavaliers guard Darius Garland. – 3:30 PM

Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Darius Garland have been named the NBA Western and Eastern Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for Week 13 of the 2021-22 season (Jan. 10 – 16). pic.twitter.com/xk7eBSAzBx3:30 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
NBA Players of the Week for Week 13: Suns guard Devin Booker and Cavaliers guard Darius Garland. – 3:30 PM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Phoenix’s Devin Booker and Cleveland’s Darius Garland were just named West and East Player of the Week by the NBA.
More NBA from me: marcstein.Substack.com3:30 PM

Jae Crowder @CJC9BOSS
HONORED TO BE ABLE TO PLAY ON SUCH A SPECIAL DAY.! DR. KING MAY YOUR MANY MESSAGES & LOVE CONTINUE ON.! LOVE IS LOVE.! #MLK🙏🏾💜🙏🏾 – 3:05 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
The double-double king deserves your double vote!
#NBAAllStar x @Deandre Ayton pic.twitter.com/2xOI2h5xdO3:00 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns center Deandre Ayton ruled out of Monday’s game at San Antonio with right ankle sprain
azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral2:55 PM