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Oubre Jr. scores season-high 30, Suns beat Hawks 128-112

PHOENIX (AP) Kelly Oubre Jr. followed his worst game of the season with his best and it’s a huge reason the Phoenix Suns kept rolling through their early season schedule.

Oubre scored a season-high 30 points, Devin Booker added 27 and the Suns beat the Atlanta Hawks 128-112 on Thursday night.

Phoenix (7-4) took a 104-90 lead into the final quarter after Oubre nailed a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the third and kept a comfortable lead throughout the fourth. The Suns are off to their best start through 11 games since 2009, when they started 9-2.

Oubre’s big performance came two days after a rare off-night. He scored just one point in 19 minutes in a loss to the Lakers.

“It feels good, but at the end of the day I try not to get too high or too low,” Oubre said. “I could have been super low and not done this today. Just trying to stay level is my main thing. Being like water.”

Dario Saric added 23 points after shooting 9 of 12 from the field, including 3 of 5 from 3-point range.

“I just think Dario is a guy that I need to incorporate more,” Suns coach Monty Williams said. “He makes the right plays, he can shoot the ball, he’s efficient.”

Atlanta (4-7) was led by Jabari Parker, who scored 24 points. Trae Young had 21 points and 13 assists two nights after a 42-point, 11-assist performance in a win over Denver.

The banged-up Hawks were missing several key players due to injuries.

“Not a fun game,” Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce said. “That’s all I got. It’s all we got. We’ve got no bodies. It’s just one of those nights the whistle didn’t go our way.”

Parker wasn’t thrilled with the officiating, either. The Hawks were called for 31 fouls, including several on the offensive end.

“I am from Chicago, Illinois,” Parker said. “I played in the public league and we never called offensive fouls that much, but I mean, that was the pace of the game, that’s just how it went down and hopefully we can get them back when we come home.”

Booker scored 19 points in the first half as the Suns built a 67-61 halftime lead. Young had 17 points and six assists for the Hawks.

MISSING PIECES

Both the Hawks and the Suns were missing key pieces to their teams because of 25-game suspensions for violating the NBA’s Anti-Drug program.

Suns center Deandre Ayton played in just one game before being suspended for using a diuretic. Hawks forward John Collins tested positive for a growth hormone called Peptide-2.

Ayton was the No. 1 pick one year ago and had 18 points and 11 rebounds in his only game this season. Collins was averaging 17 points and 8.8 rebounds before his suspension.

BEMBRY, REDDISH EJECTED

Hawks guard DeAndre’ Bembry was ejected in the third quarter after getting called for two quick technical fouls.

He got the first technical for taunting after blocking Ricky Rubio’s shot. He earned the second a few seconds later for arguing. Booker also was called for a technical during the commotion.

Rookie Cam Reddish was ejected with about four minutes left after getting two flagrant fouls on two separate plays on offensive fouls when he hit a Suns defender in the face with his elbow.

LEN’S BIG GAME

Atlanta center Alex Len had one of his best games of the season with 21 points and 10 rebounds, including five on the offensive end.

Len was booed occasionally throughout the game. He was drafted by the Suns with the fifth overall pick in 2013, but struggled during five rough seasons before signing with the Hawks.

TIP-INS

Hawks: Kevin Huerter (left shoulder), Evan Turner (left Achilles pain) and Vince Carter (personal reasons) didn’t play on Thursday. Coach Lloyd Pierce said the Hawks are relieved that Huerter doesn’t need surgery for his injury and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

Suns: Rookie guard Ty Jerome still hasn’t played this season because of a right ankle sprain he suffered just before the beginning of the regular season. ... Frank Kaminsky scored 19 points on Thursday and Cam Johnson added 15.

UP NEXT

Hawks: Continue their road trip at the Clippers on Saturday.

Suns: Host the Celtics on Monday.

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Key Players
T. Young
11 PG
D. Booker
1 SG
34.8 Min. Per Game 34.8
25.3 Pts. Per Game 25.3
5.8 Ast. Per Game 5.8
3.3 Reb. Per Game 3.3
45.7 Field Goal % 53.7
45.4 Three Point % 53.6
80.8 Free Throw % 94.3
+ 3 Charlie Brown made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tyrone Wallace 0:24
  Defensive rebound by Tyrone Wallace 0:32
  Jevon Carter missed jump shot 0:35
  Bad pass turnover on Tyrone Wallace, stolen by Jevon Carter 0:43
  ATL team rebound 0:48
  Tyrone Wallace missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:50
  Out of bounds turnover on Cameron Johnson 1:05
  Defensive rebound by Mikal Bridges 1:08
  Charlie Brown missed dunk 1:10
  Offensive rebound by Charlie Brown 1:11
  De'Andre Hunter missed jump shot 1:15
Team Stats
Points 112 128
Field Goals 40-91 (44.0%) 41-85 (48.2%)
3-Pointers 8-31 (25.8%) 15-39 (38.5%)
Free Throws 24-30 (80.0%) 31-38 (81.6%)
Total Rebounds 56 52
Offensive 15 7
Defensive 34 32
Team 7 13
Assists 25 32
Steals 15 6
Blocks 5 2
Turnovers 22 20
Fouls 33 24
Technicals 2 0
21 PTS, 1 REB, 13 AST
30 PTS, 7 REB, 3 AST
1234T
away team logo Hawks 4-7 33282922112
home team logo Suns 7-4 31363724128
Team Stats
away team logo Hawks 4-7 108.5 PPG 42.1 RPG 23.8 APG
home team logo Suns 7-4 115.4 PPG 42.5 RPG 28.4 APG
Key Players
J. Parker PF 16.1 PPG 6.4 RPG 1.8 APG 50.9 FG%
K. Oubre Jr. SF 17.4 PPG 6.3 RPG 1.4 APG 44.4 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Parker PF 24 PTS 7 REB 1 AST
K. Oubre Jr. SF 30 PTS 7 REB 3 AST
44.0 FG% 48.2
25.8 3PT FG% 38.5
80.0 FT% 81.6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Parker 24 7 1 8/15 2/4 6/8 3 31 3 0 2 1 6 +2 34
T. Young 21 1 13 7/18 1/6 6/7 2 35 2 0 5 0 1 -17 45
D. Jones 14 8 1 7/8 0/0 0/0 5 18 2 1 5 4 4 -6 22
D. Hunter 14 3 0 5/15 2/6 2/2 2 33 6 0 3 1 2 -3 20
C. Reddish 9 5 1 2/7 1/6 4/4 5 20 0 0 3 1 4 -12 13
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Parker 24 7 1 8/15 2/4 6/8 3 31 3 0 2 1 6 +2 34
T. Young 21 1 13 7/18 1/6 6/7 2 35 2 0 5 0 1 -17 45
D. Jones 14 8 1 7/8 0/0 0/0 5 18 2 1 5 4 4 -6 22
D. Hunter 14 3 0 5/15 2/6 2/2 2 33 6 0 3 1 2 -3 20
C. Reddish 9 5 1 2/7 1/6 4/4 5 20 0 0 3 1 4 -12 13
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
A. Len 21 10 1 7/11 1/3 6/9 4 25 0 0 1 5 5 -17 32
B. Fernando 4 1 0 2/5 0/2 0/0 3 15 0 1 1 0 1 -8 5
C. Brown 3 1 0 1/2 1/1 0/0 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 +2 4
A. Crabbe 2 4 0 1/3 0/1 0/0 1 14 0 1 0 0 4 -17 7
T. Wallace 0 3 4 0/5 0/2 0/0 3 17 1 0 2 0 3 +5 10
D. Bembry 0 6 4 0/2 0/0 0/0 3 19 1 2 0 2 4 -9 17
C. Parsons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Turner - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
V. Carter - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Goodwin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Huerter - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 112 49 25 40/91 8/31 24/30 33 233 15 5 22 15 34 -80 209
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
K. Oubre Jr. 30 7 3 10/18 2/8 8/10 3 35 2 0 2 1 6 +14 43
D. Booker 27 2 7 8/16 3/7 8/8 3 32 1 0 7 0 2 +3 37
D. Saric 23 6 1 9/12 3/5 2/2 3 29 0 1 2 3 3 +9 30
R. Rubio 6 5 8 2/9 0/2 2/2 2 30 0 0 3 1 4 +1 24
A. Baynes 3 3 1 1/5 0/3 1/2 4 18 0 0 2 0 3 -10 6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
K. Oubre Jr. 30 7 3 10/18 2/8 8/10 3 35 2 0 2 1 6 +14 43
D. Booker 27 2 7 8/16 3/7 8/8 3 32 1 0 7 0 2 +3 37
D. Saric 23 6 1 9/12 3/5 2/2 3 29 0 1 2 3 3 +9 30
R. Rubio 6 5 8 2/9 0/2 2/2 2 30 0 0 3 1 4 +1 24
A. Baynes 3 3 1 1/5 0/3 1/2 4 18 0 0 2 0 3 -10 6
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
F. Kaminsky 19 6 2 6/9 3/5 4/6 2 29 1 0 1 1 5 +29 29
C. Johnson 15 4 1 3/8 3/6 6/6 0 20 0 0 1 0 4 +4 20
M. Bridges 3 5 2 1/4 1/2 0/2 5 14 1 0 0 1 4 +8 13
C. Diallo 2 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
T. Johnson 0 1 5 0/2 0/1 0/0 2 21 0 1 2 0 1 +22 10
J. Carter 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
E. Okobo 0 0 2 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
T. Jerome - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Lecque - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Harper - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 128 39 32 41/85 15/39 31/38 24 234 6 2 20 7 32 +80 219