Things did not go as smoothly for the Phoenix Suns in their second scrimmage game as they did in their first.
The Phoenix Suns dropped their second scrimmage game on Sunday 117-103 in a game that featured the team playing well at times, but without that same sense of urgency that we saw in the first game against the Jazz.
Early afternoon basketball games, blah.
The starters actually held their own fairly well, but the game quickly imploded when the reserves took the court. More on that in a bit.
We also saw the Ali-like return to the ring of Ricky Rubio who joined the team in Orlando just before the first scrimmage. In game-two, he started and played 19 minutes in what mostly looked like an effort to shake the cobwebs off.
You could tell he was a little rusty but did make several clever passes on fast breaks and chipped in six points. Hopefully, one more game will get him closer to where the Suns need him to be.
Speaking of passing, Devin Booker made up for an off-night shooting (he missed his first five shots) with an impressive nine assists in just 26 minutes of action. I say off-night shooting but he still salvaged 17 points, showing again just how good he really is.
Other guys were hit and miss, so let’s roll through the four biggest observations from a mostly forgettable Sunday morning performance: