James Crowder (Jae Crowder) #59 Phoenix Suns five-a-side football player Deand Ayton (22), Chris Paul (Chris Paul) #3, Devin Booker (Devin Booker) #1 and Jevon Carter #4 Urban Thunder at Phoenix Sun Arena April 2, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo courtesy of Christian Peterson/Getty Images)
The Phoenix-Phoenix Suns game is like recalling the last time they played with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The loss in late January gave the Suns a record of 8-8 and caused a post-game rant during a media interview with head coach Monty Williams.
The Suns are unable to eliminate inferior teams this season, but Friday night is not one of those nights. They smashed the Thunder 1
Phoenix led 43-13 in the first quarter. This is the highest quarter of the first quarter and the lowest quarter of the lowest. According to “Basketball Reference”, this is the first quarter of a 30-point gap in franchise history and the 13th time in league history that a team has risen at least 30 points after the first 12 minutes.
After the game tied for 5-5, the Suns ended the quarter with 38-8. It used to be 19-0 by leaps and bounds.
The entire defense is that the Thunder (20-28) really lacks physicality because they don’t have Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Luguentz Dort, Darius Bazley and Mike Muescala. However, even without these key names on Wednesday, the Thunder defeated the Toronto Raptors, which was undoubtedly emphasized in preparation.
In the first quarter, OKC hit 4 out of 25 (16.0%) with 6 turnovers.
Disgustingly, the two All-Stars of the Suns immediately set the tone. Chris Paul has a rare opening opportunity. He is looking to become a scorer. His field goal percentage is 3 shots and 3 shots. Devin Booker scored 16 in the opening period. Minute.
Although there will be some surge in thunder, Phoenix (34-14) resets well under any circumstances. Oklahoma City reduced the deficit to 18 in the second and third quarters, but in the third quarter, Williams called for a timeout, and his team reacted 21-12 to extend the lead to 27.
“I like the huddle reaction,” Williams said. “When things are improperly executed or we know we can do better, our people feel very regretful. When we have this reaction or reaction to what happened on the court, when we return to the court, usually We will have good performance in our favor.”
That’s a quarter of the garbage time, and this is not the celebration of the Phoenix Sun Arena in the past ten years.
Booker had 32 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists and 0 turnovers in 30 minutes. Paul scored 17 points, 5 rebounds, 12 assists and 3 steals on a perfect 8-of-8 shooting in 22 minutes.
Paul had a strange collision with former Suns guard Ty Jerome in the final game of the fourth quarter. Paul walked around the screen and put his head on Jerome’s shoulder. After being hit, Paul immediately grabbed his right shoulder and withdrew from the game. The trainer sat on the bench looking at him, spent a few minutes fiddling with it, and then it looked good.
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These are undoubtedly exciting moments for the Suns in the second half of the season, and it will be worth paying attention to his name on the injury report before Monday’s matchup against the Houston Rockets.
Second-year forward Cam Johnson played only one minute in the first quarter before being out with a cut above his left eye. Johnson stitched stitches in the locker room, then scored another 17 points in the second half. He said that it was strange to live in a game and then watch the game behind, including the coach telling him what happened on TV when he closed his eyes during the sewing of certain points.
Booker talked about the Sun needs to learn from experience to grow in certain areas. In Wednesday’s game against the Chicago Bulls, the score in the first quarter was 39-37 Suns. This time around Friday, offensive production reappeared, but so did the defense this time.
He said: “I think the most important part now is to get better and continue to get better to achieve our goals.” “We always say that we are not playing against our opponents, but against ourselves. We can Do better. Even after a 30-point increase in the first quarter, everyone sitting on the bench conveyed the following message: “Let us keep getting better, let us keep working hard.”