Suns finally on right end of blowout


Coming off a feel-good win against the Rockets in Houston, the Suns traveled to New Orleans to face the Pelicans.  The Suns took advantage of the injury-depleted New Orleans team and finally came away on the right end of a blowout, with a final score of 121-100.

The game got off to a quick start, with the first two points coming from Devin Booker.  That bucket gave Booker 1,000 points on the season, making him just the sixth teenager to ever do so in league history.  He got himself going early in this one, scoring the first six Suns’ points of the game before dishing off a nice pass to Alex Len for the jam.  Booker’s chemistry with the two big men, Len and Chandler, has been very impressive this season.  He makes sure to hit them in stride with a nice pass or alley-oop coming off pick and rolls, which is very impressive coming from a 19-year-old.

The Pelicans played a solid second quarter, but that was all they could muster against the energized Suns.  With such a thin roster, and on the second half of a back-to-back, it was a tough game all around for the Pelicans.  They were led by Toney Douglas with 23 points and five assists, who did a good job getting buckets for the struggling Pelicans.  James Ennis also had a nice game with 18 points and six rebounds.

Phoenix was led by a duo of bench players tonight.  Archie Goodwin was the high man for the Suns, putting up 24 points on 7-11 shooting from the floor.  Goodwin has played well the last two games, and it is nice to get him these minutes before heading into next season.  Mirza Teletovic scored 22 points, grabbed five rebounds, and dished out four assists on the night off the bench.

The Suns head home for the final two games of the season after tonight’s victory.  The Sacramento Kings come to town on Tuesday, April 11th, and tip-off is set for 7:00 local time.

Charlie Erling

Long-standing Phoenix Suns fan, longer-standing burrito enthusiast.

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