Tonight, the Suns did to the Lakers what the Rockets did to the Suns just a few days ago. The game was effectively over in the first quarter, with the Suns going up 25-6 before the Lakers could think straight and the Suns finished with a season-high in points.
The Suns got up by 21 in the first quarter, by 30 in the third and cruised to a season-best win over the still-rival-but-doesn’t-look-like-it Los Angeles Lakers.
Eric Bledsoe tied a season high with 13 assists and came just two rebounds shy of a triple double before the end of the third quarter.
Devin Booker began the game with 18 points in his first 15 minutes, including making 3 of 4 threes, and Marquese Chriss was all bouncy and pouncy all game.
Highlights of the game via social media hot takes.
Suns playing like I do in 2K with that past half court lob to Chriss LMAOOO #WeArePHX— #GetPackersADefense (@SunsPlanet) February 16, 2017
PHX goes up 85-57. Low-key fantastic tank job from the Lakers tonight. Bledsoe is up to 17 points, 12 assists and 6 rebounds #SunsVsLakers— Gerald Bourguet (@GeraldBourguet) February 16, 2017
"The Lakers D is relentlessly bad"— Lakers Outsiders (@LakersOutsiders) February 16, 2017
Suns broadcast savage tonight
Chriss and Warren with back-to-back chase-down blocks. Chriss already has two swats in the first 3 minutes of the 3rd. #SunsVsLakers— Gerald Bourguet (@GeraldBourguet) February 16, 2017
The @Suns currently have their largest lead of the season (prev. 24 on 11/18 at IND)— Phoenix Suns Stats (@SunsBballComm) February 16, 2017
Can’t please everyone...
It's remarkable the way the Suns have sucked all the joy out of winning a basketball game.— Scott Howard (@ScottHoward42) February 16, 2017
And then of course there’s this
Progression:— Gerald Bourguet (@GeraldBourguet) February 16, 2017
1) Derrick Jones small two-handed dunk.
2) DERRICK JONES JR ALLEY-OOP
3) BRANDON KNIGHT POWER FLUSH
(LAL's defense is great)