Phoenix Suns Advance to Elite Eight in Summer League


The Phoenix Suns defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 106-80 in the Round of 16 of the Summer League Playoffs and will face the winner of the Chicago Bulls v. Toronto Raptors game in the next round.

Phoenix trailed by as many as 10 points, but used a 20-2 run in the second half to take the lead and the Suns never looked back. The second half performance of the Suns was the ultimate factor in the game as they doubled the Bucks on the scoreboard 56-28.

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T.J. Warren led all Suns in scoring with 23 points in the contest as he shot 9-for-15 from the field. As if his scoring totals weren’t enough, he also added four assists, three rebounds, and even blocked three shots.

Alex Len joined Warren as strong performers against the Bucks as the 7-footer finished with 12 points, nine rebounds, and four blocked shots.

Archie Goodwin was the third outstanding performer of the game for Phoenix as he dropped 18 points, grabbed six boards, dished out three assists, and finished with three steals. Goodwin has gotten to the line 32 times in the four Summer League games and is shooting 78 percent from the charity stripe.

Goodwin also had his fair share of great individual efforts in the contest…

First round draft pick Devin Booker shot 7-for-13 from the field, including 3-for-5 from distance, en route to a 19-point performance. Josh Harrellson continued his strong play with 13 points, six rebounds, and five assists in just 14 minutes of play.