1. The Phoenix Suns won their seventh game in a row, beating the short-handed Denver Nuggets 119-115 on Thursday night.

2. Chris Paul made a career-high seven 3-pointers and Kevin Durant added six 3s to lead the Suns with 29 points.

3. Devin Booker scored 15 points, had eight assists, and made all eight of his free throws.

4. Deandre Ayton scored 16 points and Torrey Craig had 11 for the Suns.

5. The Suns made 17 3-pointers to eight for Denver.

6. The Nuggets were missing all five normal starters, including Nikola Jokic, Aaron Gordon, Michael Porter Jr., Jamal Murray, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

7. Nuggets coach Michael Malone was pleased with his team's effort, saying they fought and competed, and gave them a chance to win.