The Phoenix Suns have started the 2022 season red hot. With a victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix has moved to 4-1 and is ranked No. 2 in the Western Conference standings.
However, tonight was different than the previous three wins. Instead of Devin Booker leading the charge, Mikal Bridges and Cameron Johnson took control to help the Suns walk away victorious.
The Suns Bench tonight pic.twitter.com/MyGIVsz6aR
— 𝙈𝙊𝘾 🏜 (@moc_dude) October 29, 2022
Not only have the Suns won three straight, but they have beat three incredibly difficult opponents.
Phoenix Suns are dispatching other very good teams with total ease.
Appears as though all the offseason chatter predicting the Suns demise was extremely premature.
— Joanna Cards Fan (@cardsfanjoanna) October 29, 2022
And tonight was the perfect opportunity to showcase the talent on the bench. While Booker struggled to shoot the ball consistently, key players stepped up.
How about the @Suns bench tonight?
Damion Lee: +20
Jock Landale: +18
Cam Payne: +16
Landry Shamet: +13
Torrey Craig: +7
They outscored the Pelicans bench 54-21. pic.twitter.com/YnZtskB3CM
— Bally Sports Arizona (@BALLYSPORTSAZ) October 29, 2022
In particular, it was Mikal Bridges who had one of his best career performances. Bridges finished 10-13 and 3-5 from the three.
— Mikal Bridges (@mikal_bridges) October 29, 2022
The Phoenix Suns’ next game will be this Sunday against the 1-5 Houston Rockets.