Phoenix Suns forwards Mikhail Bridges and Cam Johnson are talking about a flight from Detroit to Indiana. Among the topics are the best overall games and the highest numbers in their young NBA career so far.
Johnson said: “I told him on the plane yesterday that he is going to a big plane today, and I know the plane is coming.”
The second grader is a prophet. Bridges scored a career-high 34 points, giving the Suns their best record of the season. This is their best record of the season. On Saturday they were 125-117 in the Indiana Pacers final. finals.
The Suns had an amazing number of assists, with only 33 turnovers and only 3 turnovers. The second place created a team record high. The context makes this work impressive.
Phoenix played the night after the worst loss to the Pistons of the season, where three different starters-Deand Ayton, Devin Booker and Chris Paul-played at least 37 minutes. Saturday was the second game that followed, against the Pacers, one of the best teams in the league.
In addition, due to a sprained right ankle, backup point guard Cam Payne, who has performed well this season, is absent. This means that head coach Monty Williams can add other players to the rotation, or adjust them. He chose the latter and allowed Booker or Paul to attack for 48 minutes because they spent less than the entire season together.
The result is pretty good!
Williams said: “The two guys gave us too many offensive opportunities.” “They have the same view of the game. They can score, but they can see their partners, and they can take advantage of opportunities. Tonight we There were only 33 assists and only 3 turnovers. I think this is partly because these two men attacked for most of the game.”
Williams said that the Suns have more pick-and-roll capabilities than usual. He also said that maybe they should do more for Paul, especially considering his abilities in these areas.
There were 14 lead changes in the first half. The Suns found their magic and fifth gear in the third quarter. If it weren’t for the Pacers’ Domantas Sabonis, it would be a blowout.
Sabonis has 20 points of 28 points and 9 of 22 rebounds in third place. This eased the pressure on Phoenix’s 34 points in the third quarter, but added another 35 points in the fourth quarter.
This is led by Booker, who has the first all-around performance of a Suns player this season during austerity. Booker is very good, he created an open vision or scored almost all the property through relentless efforts.
“This will only increase the efforts of everyone. Johnson said: “We really have to scrap and chase the team, and when the energy level rises, I think we may be very dangerous, and we have always been very dangerous. “
Williams said that the iconic game of this game was Booker grabbing tickets and dunking in the early fourth quarter.
Book entered the game 98-96 with 9 minutes away from the game.
Read the inbound here and discard it.
-David Kevin (@theIVpointplay) January 10, 2021
That barrel gave the Suns a 6-point lead with 7:56, which was the start of Booker’s 15-4 game for every scoring or scoring in 4 minutes.
The bird gave the same signal again.
Spanish PnR, but this time it is Jae.
This is my game. At the exact moment when Sabonis “handed” Ayton back to Turner, the pass was booked in. pic.twitter.com/sKugnn09h8
-David Kevin (@theIVpointplay) January 10, 2021
According to Booker’s standards, don’t let Booker’s average statistical night (full score of 25 points and 7 assists) fool you.
This is the return of the “bad guy” we saw from Booker in the bubble, the final form Booker achieved when he took over and won the game later.
The Suns had only two free throw opportunities at the end of the first half, but ended up with 17 free throws.
Paul had 15 points and 10 assists. He and Booker made zero mistakes.
Bridges, not Ayton, Booker or Paul, is the first Suns player to score 30 points in a game this season. He was very excited, attacking the basket with extra equipment, which is a machete we have never seen before.
As you can see from these highlights, Bridges can recreate many of these baskets. His three-point shooting rate can easily get 15 points per night, transition opportunities and basket offense have greatly changed the team’s offensive motivation.
When asked what he thinks of the nightlife in Brisbane, Paul spoke highly of Bridges.
“Man, one of the best feelings. Over the years, there have been many people in this league, and he is one of the best people I think I have ever had,” Paul said. “So it’s good to see him perform well, to see his game even more powerful, because he deserves it.”
Paul had learned more about Bridges, and he laughed while exploring the best way to describe some of Bridges’ characters.
“Except for Mikal going out at night to take part in almost the toughest defensive mission… he can hold, he is good, but… he is a bald man. You have to watch him. His tongue is really slippery,” Paul said. “A funny person, a very funny person. He just has a great spirit for him.”
What Paul is talking about is Bridges’ sense of humor and wit, even if it’s limited interaction, I can say it directly. He is funny. After the game, the Suns’ locker room soaked the bridge with ice water after the game.
This is what he has to say:
The planners of Mikal Bridges will never forget. pic.twitter.com/SNEyu6uhIF
—Kellan Olson (@KellanOlson) January 10, 2021
Paul said: “When I kicked the ball to him, he was one of them. He got the shot and I think I did it.”
Bridges is the most important person on the Suns.
Williams said: “His nickname should be every day, because he is the same guy every day.” “Always have a great attitude, work hard, have a great advantage in him, give everyone Unrealistic respect, but he still plays on the field, just like he is a football player, sometimes going crazy. I like the balance he has, I just like seeing those who work hard and pay for them Guys.
“He has always been the flagship of our player development program, and I am very happy to see that he does this not only on the offensive end, but also on the defensive end every night. Even if he doesn’t stop him, he will give You work hard. This is the foundation of our team. We play every night and we work hard to defend and share basketball.”
The bridge has a difficult part. He is an excellent all-around defender, and he instantly reacts to take a glue guy like him to another level.
His aggressiveness and confidence on the offensive end make his defense even better. After these developments, his offensive influence will be stable next, that is the easy part! That will come with time.
Bridges has consolidated his third place in the team. Bridge will continue to ease the blow of the No. 1 pick, but as he progresses, his potential cannot be realized. On nights like Saturday, the hard-won victory against the great Pacers gave the Suns everything, which proved the importance of this.
When the Bridges game, Phoenix can beat the best shot of most teams that.