Suns end Summer League play with blowout loss to Mavericks
The Phoenix Suns ended their stay in the NBA Summer League with an 88-62 loss to the Dallas Mavericks at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. The Suns finished with a 2-3 record after dropping their last two games.
The Suns started fast, jumping out to an 11-1 lead, but the Mavericks began taking control in the second quarter and pulled away by scoring 16 consecutive points — the final eight of the first half and the first eight of the second half.
Elias Harris led the Suns with 15 points in 29 minutes of play, but it was not a good day for their first-round draft picks. T.J. Warren scored just nine points on 3-of-11 shooting, Tyler Ennis missed all six of his shots from the field and had just one assist to go with five turnovers, and 2013 first-round pick Archie Goodwin shot only 3 of 12 from the field and missed all three of his 3-point attempts.
Eric Griffin tallied a game-high 20 points in 27 minutes for the Mavericks, and Ricky Ledo added 15.
The Suns shot just 30.8 percent for the game (20 for 65) and committed 21 turnovers.
"It was a great experience. We had a great group of guys that loved playing with each other." – Coach Longabardi on #NBASummerLeague
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) July 18, 2014