Both teams produced lackadaisical defensive efforts early, with a Chris Paul buzzer-beating three putting the wrap on a 138-point first half. But Phoenix turned up the pressure in the second half, forcing plenty of Golden State frustration as they won it 62-39.
While Devin Booker again led the way, the Phoenix Suns got even contributions across the board in their 29-point win over the Golden State Warriors.
Monty Williams continued his ten-man rotation from the win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, and while it’s a two-game sample size, it’s clearly an efficient and fruitful configuration to date.
Here is every player ranked from the victory, excluding Josh Okogie who entered the game late in garbage time.
10. Damion Lee
Playing against his former team for the first time, which can present some challenges in itself. Much like the game prior against the Clippers, Lee was solid without doing anything spectacular. Was the only Suns player with a negative plus-minus (-5) which is what plants him at the bottom of this list.
9. Landry Shamet
Took just two shots in 15 minutes which, in a vacuum, isn’t great given he’s known for his shooting and scoring. Just two points, an assist and a steal, although the Suns were a +8 with him on the floor.
8. Cameron Johnson
Shot the ball poorly for nine points on 3-for-11 shooting and 1-for-6 from three-point range. A season-high 33 minutes was a real positive, despite taking a hard hit to the floor as Jordan Poole fouled him on a layup attempt late in the game. Johnson’s doing a good job of mitigating the defensive issues that emanate from Jae Crowder’s absence.