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The Phoenix Suns improved to 2-1 in the preseason today after defeating the Portland Trail Blazers (1-1) and Deandre Ayton 122-111 on the road.

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Bradley Beal, Grayson Allen, Josh Okogie, Drew Eubanks, Ish Wainright and Damion Lee all did not suit up for the Suns tonight for various reasons, but that didn’t even matter.

The main battle of the night: Jusuf Nurkić vs. Deandre Ayton was dominated by Nurkić all game long. Nurkić had a 17-8-5 stat line in 21 minutes compared to Ayton’s 7-6-3 stat line in 23 minutes.

The Suns’ big-name players really shined in the second quarter, helping Phoenix jump out to a 76-55 halftime lead.

Here are some of the stats from the game (via Suns):

Eric Gordon: 20 PTS, 3 REB, 1 STL, 1 BLK

Devin Booker: 18 PTS, 5 AST, 1 REB, 1 STL

Jusuf Nurkić: 17 PTS, 8 REB, 5 AST, 2 STL

Kevin Durant: 16 PTS, 6 AST, 4 REB

Yuta Watanabe: 10 PTS, 1 REB

Jordan Goodwin: 9 PTS, 2 REB, 2 STL, 1 BLK

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Suns Starters Shine In 122-111 Win Over Portland

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Brendan Mau is a senior writer covering the Phoenix Suns and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau

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