Defending champs dethroned: Suns eliminate Lakers 113-100

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic shoots over Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic during the first half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) scored 22 of his 47 points to lead the Suns past Anthony Davis (3) and the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 6 of their first-round series on Thursday. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

LOS ANGELES — Devin Booker scored 22 of his 47 points in a phenomenal first quarter, and the Phoenix Suns won their first playoff series since 2010, eliminating the defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers with a 113-100 victory in Game 6 on Thursday night.