Ibaka suspended 3 games, Chriss 1 game for fight
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has suspended Toronto's Serge Ibaka for three games and Cleveland's Marquese Chriss for one game for their involvement in an on-court fight.
Sexton, Cavs beat Raptors 126-101; 2 ejected for fight
CLEVELAND (AP) — Even with Kawhi Leonard back in the lineup, the best fight Toronto put up in Cleveland was when Serge Ibaka threw a punch at Marquese Chriss.
Suns get Anderson, send Knight, Chriss to Rockets
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have completed a four-player trade that sends guard Brandon Knight and forward Marquese Chriss to the Houston Rockets for forward Ryan Anderson and guard De'Anthony Melton.
Knight had been considered in line to start at point guard for the Suns after missing last season while recovering from knee surgery but now will see time as a backup to Chris Paul for what is expected to be an NBA contender in Houston.
AP Source: Deal close on 4-player trade with Suns, Rockets
PHOENIX (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says Phoenix and Houston are close to finalizing a trade that would send forward Ryan Anderson to the Suns and point guard Brandon Knight to the Rockets.
Phoenix also would send former first-round pick forward Marquese Chriss to Houston and the Suns would get guard De'Anthony Melton from the Rockets.
The person asked for anonymity Thursday night because the deal had not been completed.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has fined Phoenix Suns forwards Marquese Chriss and Jared Dudley $25,000 apiece for their roles in an altercation during a game against the Utah Jazz.
The punishment handed down Saturday stem from the Suns' game Thursday night in Salt Lake City.
Booker, Chriss lead late rally to boost Suns past Hawks
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns appeared headed for an ugly home loss to the Atlanta Hawks until the frantic final minutes.
That's when Devin Booker and Marquese Chriss came through.
Booker sank three free throws to put Phoenix ahead with 12.3 seconds to play, Chriss soared to block Taurean Prince's shot at the rim with 7 seconds to go and the Suns rallied to hand the Hawks another road loss, 104-103 on Tuesday night.
In their 50th season, Suns patient in developing young team
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns probably won't have much to celebrate in terms of wins and losses in the franchise's 50th year.
The Suns' plan for eventual success is called "the timeline," referring to the rate of growth and maturation of young talent to the point the team will contend again. With a roster dotted with players not yet old enough to buy a beer, that point seems a few years away.
PHOENIX (AP) — Skal Labissiere has had a string of strong performances as his opportunities have grown in the wake of the DeMarcus Cousins trade.
Nothing, though, like his breakout night in Phoenix on Wednesday.
The Sacramento rookie scored 21 of his career-high 32 points in the fourth quarter, lifting the Sacramento Kings to a 107-101 victory over the Suns.
PHOENIX (AP) — Some said Tyler Ulis was too small for the NBA. That's why he wasn't drafted until the second round.
He sure looks like he belongs now.
On a night where small players took center stage, the diminutive rookie, listed optimistically at 5-foot-10, threw in a 3-pointer at the buzzer after Isaiah Thomas' turnover and the Phoenix Suns came away with a wild 109-106 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns were 20th in the NBA in field goal percentage, making 45 percent of their shots on the season.
On Thursday night, they got hot.
Marquese Chriss scored 17 points and the Suns shot a season-best 59.7 percent in a 120-103 victory over the Charlotte Hornets.
Chriss made 6 of 9 shots and missed roughly a full quarter after straining a calf early in the first period.
Bledsoe’s triple-double leads Suns over Lakers, 137-101
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns went into the NBA All-Star break flying high, soaring for 13 dunks in their most convincing win of the season.
Eric Bledsoe had his third career triple-double, the first for a Phoenix player since November 2015, and Devin Booker scored 23 points to lead the Suns over the Los Angeles Lakers 137-101 on Wednesday night.
Bledsoe got his 10th rebound with 6:06 to go and exited shortly after, finishing with 25 points and a season high-tying 13 assists.
Suns’ Alex Len suspended for 1 game
PHOENIX (AP) — The NBA has suspended Phoenix Suns center Alex Len for one game without pay for leaving the bench during an on-court altercation in a Wednesday night game against the Grizzlies in Memphis.
The NBA also fined three players $15,000 each for their roles in the altercation — Phoenix guard Tyler Ulis and forward Marquese Chriss and Memphis guard Troy Daniels.
The Suns said Len would serve his suspension during Friday night's game against the Chicago Bulls.
Booker, Chriss lead Suns past short-handed Heat, 99-90
PHOENIX (AP) — The last time the Phoenix Suns beat the Miami Heat, Devin Booker was 13 years old and rookie Marquese Chriss was 12.
So the Suns' 99-90 victory Tuesday night was a long time coming.
Booker scored 27 points — 18 in the second half — and Chriss added a career-best 18 as Phoenix handed the undermanned Heat their sixth consecutive loss.
The Suns snapped a 12-game losing streak against Miami. Phoenix hadn't beaten the Heat since Nov. 3, 2009.