Booker returns but Suns routed by Pacers
Myles Turner returned for the first time in four games to finish with 18 points and six rebounds. Turner was nursing a sore right shoulder over the last week.
Indiana got off to a hot start thanks to Bogdanovic, who scored the Pacers’ first 10 points. The Pacers doubled the Suns’ total in the first quarter, leading 38-19 at the end of the period.
Cory Joseph scored eight of his 10 points in the first quarter, adding to Bogdanovic’s hot start. Thaddeus Young scored 10 of his 12 points in the first half and finished the game with seven rebounds.
The Suns made it interesting for a brief moment in the first half. Phoenix pulled within seven points in the second quarter, but Indiana never let the Suns regain momentum long enough for it to matter. The Pacers pulled back ahead once again by double digits, leading 62-51 at halftime, and never looked back. The Pacers led by as many as 37.
Indiana limited Devin Booker to eight points in 26 minutes.
Phoenix is 2-5 in January. … With his next appearance, Jamal Crawford will play in his 1,300th NBA game, becoming just the 22nd player to reach the milestone. Crawford did not dress Tuesday night due to a sore right knee.
Suns play at Toronto on Thursday