PHOENIX SUNS NOTES
The Suns stand at a league-best 58-14 on the season, 9 video games forward of MEM for one of the best document within the NBA, and the workforce’s greatest begin by way of 73 video games of a season in franchise historical past.
The Suns received the Pacific Division title for the second-straight season and the eighth time in franchise historical past.
Phoenix has scored 125+ factors in six-straight video games coming into tonight, a franchise document and the longest such streak within the league this season (can be 1st workforce with seven-straight such video games because the 1988-89 Nuggets, who did so in seven-straight video games).
Along with his twenty third level final night time, Devin Booker grew to become the fourth-yongest participant in NBA historical past to 11,000 profession factors (25 years, 144 days), trailing solely LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant.
The Suns maintain a .829 (29-6) win proportion in street video games this season, higher than each workforce’s house win proportion.
DEVIN BOOKER totaled 28 factors on 7-of-15 taking pictures within the Suns’ win at Minnesota final night time, to go together with 7 assists and three rebounds. Booker tried a season-high 16 free throws, pulling down 13 of them, which matched a season excessive (has now achieved so 3 times). Over the past eight video games, Booker is averaging 28.1 factors on 53.6 FG%, 6.6 assists and 4.5 rebounds.
ON THIS DAY IN SUNS HISTORY: On this present day 5 years in the past (March 24, 2017), DEVIN BOOKER scored a profession and franchise document 70 factors at Boston. Booker shot 52.5 FG% (21-of-40) within the sport and added 8 rebounds, 6 assists and three steals. Booker grew to become the sixth participant in NBA historical past to attain 70+ factors in a sport, becoming a member of Wilt Chamberlin (six occasions), Kobe Bryant, David Robinson, David Thompson and Elgin Baylor, and was the youngest to take action at 20 years, 145 days.
DEANDRE AYTON scored a sport and career-high 35 factors final night time on 15-of-24 taking pictures and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds. Ayton scored 11 factors within the fourth quarter and 19 within the second half, each of which marked private season highs for fourthquarter and second-half scoring. The sport marked Ayton’s twenty sixth double-double of the season, his fourth-straight and seventh within the final 9 video games. Moreover, the sport was Ayton’s second-career sport with 30+ factors and 10+ rebounds (33 factors, 14 rebounds on Dec. 29, 2018 vs. DEN). Bettering his profession subject purpose proportion to 60.1 FG% during the last couple of video games, Ayton joins Mark West and Shaquille O’Neal as the one gamers in francbhise historical past with a profession FG% above 60.0 (min. 500 subject purpose makes) whereas in a Suns jersey.
MIKAL BRIDGES totaled 16 factors on 6-of-11 taking pictures, 6 rebounds and three steals final night time in Minnesota. The sport marked Bridges’ Thirteenth-straight sport scoring in double figures, his longest streak with 10+ factors this season (earlier was 12-straight spanning Jan. 28-Feb. 24).