The Phoenix Suns (16-7) rebounded big against the San Antonio Spurs (6-18) Sunday afternoon at the AT&T Center, defeating the Spurs 133-95. The Suns' largest lead of the night was an astounding 44 points.
The Spurs initially came out hot leading 7-0 at the 10:40 mark in the first quarter but after Phoenix regained the lead 5 minutes later, the Suns never looked back.
Devin Booker finished with 20 points on 7-16 shooting and eight assists. Mikal Bridges went 6-7 from the three-point line and finished with 20 points while dealing with a minor right knee injury. Deandre Ayton led the Suns in scoring with 25 points and 10 rebounds for his 11th double-double of the season.
Both Ayton and Bridges tied with a +30 to lead the Suns in the plus/minus.
After struggles rebounding against the Rockets on Friday, Phoenix finished with a total of 45.
Head coach Monty Williams discussed the importance of rebounding after Friday’s loss to the Rockets, “We only had 19 and we attacked the paint as much as anybody, so the frustration of our guys is understandable when you’re getting hit going to the paint and then you got to watch other teams go to the line, that’s frustrating. I get it. That’s something we have to overcome.”
As a team, the Suns finished with an otherworldly 52.1% field goal percentage while also going 51.4% from beyond the arc and 80% from the free throw line.
The Suns will take the one hour flight to Dallas to take on the Mavericks tomorrow before a quick stop at home to Eastern Conference leading Boston Celtics. Tip-off is at 6:30 p.m. Arizona time.