Deandre Ayton and Ryan Anderson scored 18 points apiece for Phoenix which scored a 117-109 win over the defending champions Golden State Warriors in the NBA preseason tournament Monday.
Stephen Curry led Golden State with 23 points in 23 minutes. Kevin Durant added 12 points, five rebounds and five assists.
The team announced earlier Monday that General Manager Ryan McDonough had been fired.
Trevor Ariza hit 4 of 8 from 3-point range and finished with 17 points.
Coach Steve Kerr was ejected in the third quarter for arguing a foul called on Stephen Curry.
Replays showed Kerr telling the referees, “I don’t want to be here anyway”. … Andre Igoudala, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Shaun Livingston did not play.
Golden State plays the Lakers at T-Mobile Arena is Las Vegas, and Phoenix wraps up preseason play at Portland, on Wednesday.
MAVERICKS 115, 76ERS 112
Luka Doncic scored 15 points, JJ Barea added 14 and Dallas topped Philadelphia 76ers to earn a split of the teams’ NBA China Games series.
Joel Embiid led all scorers with 29 points for Philadelphia.
Dallas’ Ding Yanyuhang scored one point and got one game ball. The Chinese rookie played the final 8:33, to the delight of the fans in Shenzhen, China. “We know how special this night is for Ding,” Barea said.
Robert Covington scored 18 points for the 76ers, who got 10 points apiece from JJ Redick and Ben Simmons. Philadelphia committed 35 fouls for the second consecutive game.
NETS 110, PISTONS 108, OT
Brooklyn’s Allen Crabbe left less than 3 minutes into the game with a sprained left ankle. X-rays were negative.
Reggie Bullock missed his first eight shots for Detroit, but got a layup — off an assist by Andre Drummond — to fall in the final seconds and force overtime. Drummond tried to send the game to potentially a second overtime, but missed from the left side of the lane with about 3 seconds left in overtime and lobbied unsuccessfully for a foul call.
D’Angelo Russell led the way with 25 points. Caris LeVert and Jarrett Allen each scored 17.
Langston Galloway scored 24 points and Blake Griffin finished with 17, on a night in which Drummond had a 14-point, 10-rebound double-double — but missed 15 of his 21 shots.
HORNETS 110, BULLS 104
Kemba Walker scored 20 points for Charlotte, which survived despite seeing what was a 23-point lead get trimmed to three with 1:11 remaining.
Jeremy Lamb scored 16 and Cody Zeller added 14 for the Hornets. Zach LaVine led Chicago with 26 points, going 9 for 15 from the field and 4 for 6 from 3-point range.
BULLS: Bobby Portis scored 17 points, Antonio Blakeney finished with 15 and Justin Holiday scored 10. … Jabari Parker grabbed 11 rebounds for the Bulls, all of them on the defensive end. Chicago got only four offensive rebounds all game. (AP)
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