There’s not much to celebrate after losing a game by 29 points, which the Suns did on Saturday night to the Warriors. But this is the Bright Side, so we do it anyway.
Eric Bledsoe continued his strong offensive play of late with 27 points and 5 assists in only 30 minutes on the court.
Devin Booker had a strong game of his own with 21 points and 5 assists in 32 minutes of play.
The Suns best stretches of the game came from the Suns starters versus the GS starters - 5-0 to start the game, then a 17-3 run late in the second quarter.
The GS starters in the third quarter to offset the Suns’ late-second-quarter surge, but for the most part it was Golden State’s reserves who dominated the Suns reserves in both halves.
But hey, the young rookies put some numbers on the board.
- Dragan Bender had 10 points and 6 rebounds in the game (7 and 5 in the 4th).
- Marquese Chriss had 11 and 5 (6 and 2 in the 4th).
- And Tyler Ulis had 4 and 3, all in the 4th.
For a few minutes of that fourth quarter, we saw the dominant SL lineup - with Booker, Alan Williams and the rooks - taking on Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and three GS reserves.
Here’s 9:35 of highlights - probably all you really need to see of the game.