The Phoenix Suns are up against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the half 69-51. Mikal Bridges is off to a great start scoring 18 points with 7 rebounds and 5 assists one efficient shooting. Landry Shamet also added 13 points off the bench on 4/5 shooting and Devin Booker has 10 points with 2 threes as he just became the 3rd youngest player to make 1,000 3-pointers at the age of 26. Here’s what’s been happening in the game so far.
1st quarter: The Mikal Bridges Show
Mikal Bridges was dynamite from the field dropping 10 points and 5 rebounds to start off and playing terrific defense to boot forcing a couple of steals. He’s been by far the best player on the court finishing off the half with 3 steals total and a block. he has a +15 in the half which would be tied for the third on the team as he has been one of the best efficient players in the game this season. Let’s see if it continues in the second half.
2nd Quarter: All-Around Team Effort
With Chris Paul out of the lineup tonight, the Suns’ depth has played their best complete half as they’ve played all season. Cameron Payne has 11 points with 3 three’s and Landry Shamet has 13 points with 4/5 shooting from the field. Dario Saric has 5 points in his own right and Jock Landale had a massive block to kickstart a run for the Suns as well. The Suns are winning with a full team effort tonight and it starts not only with Bridges’s play but the depth that was thin tonight coming in and that’s a credit toward head coach Monty Williams.
Second half tip-off is just about to start and we’ll see if the Suns can move to 8-3 on the season.