In a significant change to what we’ve become accustomed to for the better part of ten years, but a trend that will inevitably continue moving forward, your Phoenix Suns made short work of an inferior squad on Tuesday night.
A tight one after a quarter turned into a runaway by the half, as a national audience was fortunate enough to bear witness to the most electrifying product the NBA offers in the new season.
The damage concluded at 111-86, but the game was not as close as the score indicates. Devin Booker didn’t score in the double digits. Neither did Chris Paul. Maybe they’ll be needed on New Year’s Eve at Utah. Maybe.
The Pels hung around for 12 minutes despite 11 points on 4 of 6 shooting from Jae Crowder.
Then things got out of hand. The Suns built a 22-point halftime lead. At the break Mikal Bridges and Deandre Ayton each had 11 to go with Crowder’s 15.
Phoenix hit eight triples and outscored New Orleans by 17 in the third.
And that’s all it took. There were minutes aplenty in the fourth.
There were reactions to Tuesday’s destruction.
Utah’s next. The Jazz are coming off of a one-point win at Oklahoma City. You had better not have any New Year’s Eve celebrations planned. Sit at home and watch Suns basketball.