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VIDEO: Tyler Ulis’ near triple-double

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How excited should we be about that 34/9/9?

NBA: Phoenix Suns at Atlanta Hawks Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Everybody won Sunday in Phoenix when the Suns hosted to the Houston Rockets. A spirited Phoenix effort wasn’t enough to disrupt the purple and orange tank from its assault on the NBA’s Draft Lottery, while the Rockets were able to put a little more distance between themselves and the Utah Jazz for the number three seed in the Western Conference playoff picture.

It was the 12th loss in a row for a Phoenix team that has no quit in the quit. The top individual performance from either team was the spectacular effort from Suns rookie guard Tyler Ulis.

In the most impressive game of his young career, Ulis tallied 34 points, 9 rebounds, and 9 assists in just over 45 minutes.

A largely meaningless individual game at the end of an already forgotten season, or a sign of greatness to come? How seriously can we take those figures? There are four games left on the Phoenix slate before the 2016-17 campaign comes to a close. What would you like to see from Tyler Ulis the rest of the way? Next time Ulis gets Golden State, 7p on Wednesday. Plan accordingly.