The Phoenix Suns shocked the Milwaukee Bucks with an impressive performance on their home floor to secure a 114-105 win, their second win in a row after beating the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.
It's the first time the Suns have won two games in a row in over two months, since beating the Boston Celtics on December 20, meanwhile for the Bucks, it's the first time they've lost consecutive games this season.
The Suns trailed by as many as 16 points in the first half and 10 in the fourth quarter to fight back and secure their 14th win of the season.
Kelly Oubre Jr. led the way with 27 points and 13 rebounds, while Devin Booker added 22 points, seven assists and five rebounds.
Rookie Deandre Ayton finished with a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds, finishing the tough bucket over Giannis Antetokounmpo with 35.8 seconds remaining to put the Suns up four.
Deandre Ayton (17p/12r) extends the @Suns lead late in the 4th!#FearTheDeer 103#TimeToRise 107- NBA (@NBA) March 5, 2019
31 seconds remaining on NBALP. pic.twitter.com/jIsdAchSvM
Oubre Jr., who scored 11 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, then came up with the clutch play on the defensive end, forcing a turnover from Brook Lopez with 31.5 seconds left as the Suns crowd showered him with MVP chants.
Kelly Oubre has been a fantastic addition to this organization. His size, length, and ability to anticipate & react all make him an effective defender.- Suns Video Breakdown (@SunsVideo) March 5, 2019
Love this clutch defense in the closing seconds. Forces the turnover. #Suns pic.twitter.com/7Wfa5Ns5rE
After the Bucks built an 11-point lead after the first qaurter, their offensive production faded as they went on to put in one of their worst shooting performances of the season.
The Bucks shot just 36.8% from the floor and 28.6% from the three-point line, with Khris Middleton (1-of-7), Eric Bledsoe (0-of-6), Brook Lopez (2-of-9) and Nikola Mirotic (3-of-10) all struggling from deep.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 21 points, 13 rebounds and six assists, adding six turnovers as he fouled out in the dying seconds of the game.
Milwaukee finish their five-game road trip at 3-2 after losing to the Utah Jazz on Sunday, while the Suns are looking to make it four wins from five games when they take on the New York Knicks at home on Wednesday.