The Phoenix Suns have been on a roll lately. Despite losing their latest outing, the Suns have won four out of their last five games, giving them a tight contest to push pass in the Western Conference.
Phoenix went on the road on Saturday to take on the San Antonio Spurs. It was a short stop for the Suns before heading back home.
The Spurs are nowhere near playoff contention, but that didn’t stop them from putting up a great contest.
Still, San Antonio was no match for Phoenix, as the Suns walked away with a 128-118 victory in overtime.
Deandre Ayton Revenge Game
Ayton hasn’t drawn the love from Phoenix fans given his performance against the Dallas Mavericks.
His 6-of-20 performance drew quite a bit of criticism online, leading many fans to question the Suns’ long-term commitment to the big man.
Ayton was able to silence doubters against the Spurs, putting up 23 points while shooting 11-of-20 from the floor.
His rebounding numbers weren’t the best, as he ended the contest with seven . It seems to be a constant disposition on Ayton, with the notion being that he can’t effectively record great nights from a scoring and rebounding perspective.
Chris Paul Records Double-Double Once Again
Paul has bene on a mission since returning from his hip injury. Saturday was just the latest in Paul’s repeat performances, as he dropped another double-double as he did against Dallas.
The 37-year-old scored 31 points while dishing 11 assists against the Spurs. He also grabbed seven rebounds.
It’s important to have Paul getting into a consistent rhythm as the second half of the season nears. His importance to a possible playoff run will be needed.
Mikal Bridges Turning a Corner
Bridges turned heads as his efficiency trended up with multiple starters out over the recent weeks. Yet even as most of those starters find their way back to the court, Bridges has continued to to be that same player.
Bridges turned in a 25-point performance against San Antonio, shooting 10-of-18 from the field.
It isn’t a surprise, given Bridges’ recent trend. Coming into the game against the Spurs, Bridges was averaging 20.1 points and 42 percent shooting from three-point range in his last 10 games.