Jock Landale has again demonstrated his value to NBA powers Phoenix as they advanced to a 5-1 season record with a 124-109 win over Houston.
The Boomers big man scored all of his 16 points in the first half after coming off the bench and added seven rebounds in his 23 minutes on court in Sunday's home game before another sellout crowd.
The 27-year-old Australian has impressed Suns fans since arriving in an offseason trade less than two years after being named NBL grand final MVP with Melbourne United.
Booker shot 14 of 24 from the field on his 26th birthday, while fellow All-Star Chris Paul added a season-high 15 assists.
Landale is sure to see plenty of action this week as regular centre Deandre Ayton (left ankle sprain) missed his first game of the season and coach Monty Williams said he would be out for at least a week.
In Dallas, Luka Doncic became the first player since Michael Jordan in 1986 to score 30 or more points in each of his team's first six games as he bagged a season-high 44 for the Mavericks (3-3) in a 114-105 win over the Orlando Magic (1-6).
Doncic shot 17 from 26 from the field and had five assists and three rebounds.
"You could tell he was going to be ready to go," Mavericks coach Jason Kidd said. "He came out and set the tone."
Reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic had 23 points and 14 rebounds for Denver.