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Locked On Suns Monday: Suns look lifeless without their energizers versus Bulls

The absences of Kelly Oubre Jr. and Richaun Holmes loomed large over this surprising blowout defeat.

On today’s episode of Locked On Suns live from Talking Stick Resort Arena, we recapped the Suns’ surprising 116-101 blowout defeat at the hands of the Chicago Bulls.

Deandre Ayton and Devin Booker combined for 50 points and 20 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as others around them didn’t really step up to fill scoring voids.

Starting three rookies, and playing their first game without Kelly Oubre Jr. since he’s been in Phoenix, that wavy energy seemed to be the missing spark. From the beginning, the Suns came out flat and really never were able to recover.

We also quickly went over the surprising end of game incident between Igor Kokoskov and Jim Boylen to wrap things up.

With three games now separating Phoenix from the No. 4 spot in the reverse standings, having a share of the top odds at Zion Williamson likely secured seems to be the silver lining to take away from this one.

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