T.J. Warren scores 23, leads Suns into Summer League quarterfinals
T.J. Warren led the way with 23 points as the Suns advanced to the quarterfinals of the Las Vegas Summer League tournament with a 106-80 victory on Thursday over the Milwaukee Bucks.
First-round draft pick added 19 points, making 3 of 5 3-pointers, Archie Goodwin had 18 points and six rebounds, and reserve Josh Harrellson had 13 points, six rebounds and five assists. Harrellson made all 5 of his field-goal attempts, including a trio of 3-pointers.
The Suns’ shooting eye was off early; they missed their first four 3-point attempts and trained 25-19 after the first quarter. They pulled within two by halftime, then pulled away by outscoring the Bucks 30-14 in the third quarter. Booker had 10 points in the quarter.
"In the second half, we picked it up on both ends," said Suns coach Nate Bjorkgren. "We keep telling these guys it’s our defensive intensity that creates our offense."
The Suns will play next on Saturday against the winner of the Raptors-Bulls game.