The Phoenix Suns have found success in their latest outings. They’ve won three of their last four games, and are primed to be a contender once more when Devin Booker returns.
Even so, Booker’s absence was heavily felt on Wednesday. The Atlanta Hawks were in town, and Phoenix couldn’t get the lid off the rim.
All it took was a decent performance from Atlanta, and they were able to put themselves ahead at halftime.
Chris Paul goes Scoreless from the Floor
Given his identity since returning, it’s odd to see Paul have the struggle he did from the field in the first half.
Paul went 0-for-5 from the floor, with his lone point coming from the free throw line. Moreover, Paul split his two free throws.
He only managed two assists for the half as well.
It’s unlike Paul, who’s been averaging 21.6 points and 10.4 assists in his five games since returning from a hip injury.
The Suns will surely want to take what they can get from three-point range next half.
Phoenix shot 2-of-15 from beyond the arc on the half.
Bridges was responsible for one of those attempts. He went into halftime with 17 points, six assists and four rebounds.
Booker’s presence is imperative in this setting. The Suns lack a go-to scorer at the moment, which is where superstardom thrives.
Phoenix went into the half scoring less than 25 points each quarter. If the same were to commence in the second half, it could be an early night.
The Suns will want to get this win under their belt, as they’ll be on the road following their bout with Atlanta.