The Phoenix Suns dominated the Dallas Mavericks on their home court Tuesday night. You might even say it was a domin-AYTON win.
After so many close games, many of which the Phoenix Suns wound up on the losing end, it was fun to watch this team demolish their opponent from start to finish. That is exactly what happened Tuesday night in Dallas as the Suns manhandled the Mavericks on their way to a 133-104 victory.
I forgot what it was like not have to sweat out a Suns victory. This 29 point win was their largest margin of victory since opening night and only their third double-digit win since November 14th.
The win gives them their 20th the season, which officially surpasses their total from last season, and it is still January. Sure, a 20-27 season at this point isn’t exactly a world record, but the Suns are now only five wins away from the most wins in one season in Devin Booker‘s NBA career.
Speaking about that blossoming Devin Booker career, Book surpassed 7,000 career points Tuesday night, making him the 4th youngest player to reach that milestone, and the youngest guard to do so in history. The second youngest guard? His basketball idol, Kobe Bryant.
After a video tribute to the recently departed legend, there were visible tears in Booker’s eyes and he actually had to go back to locker room to compose himself before the game.
After the start of the game’s now-customary back-to-back 24-second and 8-second violation in remembrance of deceased icon, Booker embraced his own version of the mamba mentality, and went to work.
Well, he and most everyone else. A few takeaways: