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Locked On Suns Monday: Rookies shine in OT thriller versus Clippers

Despite losing, 123-119, Monday’s home tilt against Los Angeles was the type of developmental game that matters for young teams.

On today’s episode, we break down a close contest at home against the Clippers in which the Suns forced overtime and nearly beat a top team in the Western Conference.

De’Anthony Melton was the clear star of the game for the Suns, impacting every facet of the contest despite shooting just 5-16. A tough matchup against Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Patrick Beverley did not faze the rookie.

There was tons more to like as well, from Deandre Ayton besting Boban Marjanovic to Mikal Bridges kicking out of his cold streak to hit a big 3 in the fourth quarter.

This could be a turning point for some of the young guys on the roster after eight straight losses heading into the game.

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