NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Phoenix Suns are riding a bit of perfection from Chris Paul into the second round of the playoffs. The veteran guard shot 14 for 14 from the field, the best shooting night in NBA playoff history, in the Suns’ 115-109, series-ending victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. Devin Booker returned from a hamstring injury to hit a late 3-pointer that gave the Suns the lead for good — fittingly, with an assist from Paul.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) and Jalen Brunson each scored 24 points as the Mavericks advanced by beating the Utah Jazz 98-96 in Game 6 of their series. After Brunson hit a 3-pointer from the corner, Mike Conley was called for traveling with five seconds remaining, and Brunson made one of two free throws with 4.3 seconds to play. The Mavs will play the Suns in the second round.
TORONTO (AP) — Joel Embiid had 33 points and 10 rebounds, James Harden added 22 points and 15 assists to lead the 76ers to a 132-98 victory over the Toronto Raptors, ending their first-round series. Philadelphia will face Miami in the second round.