Dario Saric filled the stat sheet
When no one was looking, Dario Saric scored 19 points and an astonishing 17 rebounds. I watched the entire game and I could not tell you more than two of these boards came from. It felt like all he did was miss 3s and layups, but evidently I have some sort of ugly facial hair bias.
With no Ayton (who in my expert basketball analysis opinion, the Suns need back), rebound production is vital and Dario stepped up. Cheers to him.
Early on, it looked like both teams just got finished a big plate of rice and beans and were ready for an afternoon siesta. The spry legs Suns fans have grown accustomed to watching looked heavy and lethargic. It led to poor shooting and not very many points.
Evidently, Cam Johnson was the only player to exchange his currency to pesos because no one else could buy a 3. Thankfully, he lent some of it to his buddies at half time who finally started finding the bottom of the net.
Part of the blame goes to the altitude. Even though the Suns held training camp at similar elevation in Flagstaff, when you’re not used to playing 7,000 feet, it catches up with you fast.