Devin Booker dropped 35 points , leading the Phoenix Suns (35-24) to a hard-fought 110-105 victory over the Houston Rockets (25-34).

The Suns secured the win despite a late-game scuffle between Booker and Rockets’ rookie Cam Whitmore, which resulted in both players receiving technical fouls.

Kevin Durant supported Booker’s effort with 24 points, seven rebounds and five assists, while Jusuf Nurkic provided crucial support for the Suns, contributing 16 points, 13 rebounds, and three blocks.

Despite Houston’s attempts to mount a comeback in the final quarter, Booker responded with clutch plays, including a pivotal 3-pointer to extend the Suns’ lead and maintain control of the game.

Jalen Green led the Rockets’ scoring efforts with 34 points, but Houston struggled from beyond the arc, connecting on just 11 of 45 attempts. Fred VanVleet added 21 points.