SUNS league first steady!Paul Bijonbo combined double-doubles to win his seventh straight game over Utah

2022-06-25 0 By

On December 25, the Phoenix SUNS will host the Utah Jazz in a highly anticipated matchup, with the SUNS sitting atop the Western Conference and winning six straight games.But Utah is also a strong team in the Western Conference, and this game is a litmus test for the value of the SUNS ‘record.Paul did a great job, scoring 27 points, 9 rebounds and 14 assists on 10-of-17 shooting in 40 minutes, and scoring 15 points in the final quarter.The SUNS beat the Jazz 115-109.Paul started the first quarter with a perfect 7-0 run on consecutive assists.The jazz fought back, and Fleisley responded with five points on a jumper.Booker strengthened inside penetration, using a steady shot to continue to expand the score.Jared Butler hit a 3-pointer from the left wing, and both teams scored from 3-point range. The Jazz trailed the SUNS 21-31 with a layup by House.The second quarter continued, with Jared Butler hitting a 3-pointer and a 2-point assist from Gay as the Jazz began to fight back.Byungbo ravages inside line continuous easy rebound hit, help the team stabilize the situation.The SUNS offense was very fluid, and the whole nation was playing jazz.At this point, the Jazz began to power, Whiteside hit the SUNS inside to keep winning, close to the score.Carmelo Johnson also played well, hitting a late 3-pointer to give phoenix a 58-54 lead over Utah.Booker had 19 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one cap after halftime to help the SUNS take the lead. Clarkson had nine points, two rebounds and two rebounds to help the Jazz.Whiteside scored inside in time to stop the bleeding, and Forrester dribbled the ball to the right and the Jazz took the lead.Paul used sharp drives and throws to stabilize the situation.The jazz rallied to a two-point lead, 87-84, on jared Butler’s 3-pointer from behind.Entering the final quarter, the Jazz stepped up their defense and drew more fouls.Paul split the ball left wing to Cameron Johnson to stop the slide.Gay continued to drive to the paint for foul free throws as Utah continued to add points.Paul increased his shots from the outside, calling the shots, and not only did he score, but his teammates scored as the SUNS went on a 12-6 run.Forrest drove inside for a layup to avoid a slump.But Paul’s midrange shot killed the game, and the SUNS beat the Jazz 115-109 with time running out.Stats: Cameron Johnson had 20 points, 6 rebounds for McGee, 6 rebounds for Booker, 33 points, 7 rebounds for Booker, 27 points, 9 rebounds for Paul, 16 points, 13 points for House, 14 points, 7 rebounds for Gay, 13 points, 5 rebounds for Whiteside, 10 points, 9 rebounds for Clarkson, 22 points, 4 rebounds, and 17 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 rebounds for Forrest