The Phoenix Suns play against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena
The Phoenix Suns are spending $5,833,668 per win while the Detroit Pistons are spending $8,893,405 per win
Game Time: 7:00 PM EST on Saturday February 4, 2023
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Jared Rhoden gets NBA glimpse with #Pistons: ‘One of the best moments of my life’: bit.ly/3X3RlgE
@MotorCityCruise – 11:52 AM
Best record in 40-point games this season (minimum five 40-point games):
.857 — Jayson Tatum
.800 — Donovan Mitchell
.778 — Joel Embiid
.727 — Luka Doncic, Giannis Antetokounmpo
.600 — LeBron James, Devin Booker, Damian Lillard pic.twitter.com/mvNvVA8ABn – 10:30 AM
All we have this week in the NBA is the CBA opt-out deadline (probably) getting pushed back by the league and the union, Mat Ishbia officially taking over in Phoenix, LeBron passing Kareem, the trade deadline and Kyriepalooza.
Also, games. – 9:30 AM
The Pistons are comfortable with a quiet trade deadline. Should they be?
Weighed the pros and cons of selling high on Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Burks now. Feb. 9 will solidify Detroit’s priorities for 2023-24.
freep.com/story/sports/n… – 9:27 AM
The NBA’s trade deadline is upon us.
With that, here’s my latest and last “What I’m hearing” column regarding the Detroit Pistons and Thursday’s deadline.
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theathletic.com/4155722/2023/0… – 9:00 AM
Should Phoenix Suns look into trading for talented, polarizing Kyrie Irving? Nets #NBAAllStar requesting a trade before the Feb. 9 trade deadline. #Suns #Nets azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral – 8:52 AM
FOR EARLY WEST COAST RISERS:
5 takeaways as Deandre Ayton posts first career 30 and 15 in Phoenix Suns road win over Detroit Pistons with incoming owner Mat Ishbia in attendance (w/videos) #Suns #Pistons https://t.co/FIyB5U27SV via @azcentral pic.twitter.com/v7H8X9tEdX – 8:36 AM
Nikola Jokic has posted triple-doubles in nine of his last 11 games. The exceptions are a 21-18-9 game against Phoenix and the 24-8-9 line at Philadelphia. – 12:25 AM
Another good win for the Suns, especially because of the progress we’re seeing from DA, Mikal Bridges and Cam Johnson.
Full @PHNX_Suns pod: https://t.co/ewVh6HiOLI pic.twitter.com/DT4XzkUPhu – 11:33 PM
5 takeaways as Deandre Ayton posts first career 30 and 15 in #Suns win over #Pistons azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral – 11:32 PM
Mikal Bridges on Deandre Ayton’s 31 and 16.
“I didn’t know he was 13-of-15. I remember I looked up and it was like 27 and 16 and I was like, no wonder I got two rebounds.”
Yep, Ayton was watching from a distance, and laughing. #Suns #Pistons pic.twitter.com/nbsWfApzPr – 11:31 PM
“He’s anxious and everyone else is anxious.”
Torrey Craig on Devin Booker (groin), who went through a pregame workout Saturday, but didn’t play.
#Suns face #Nets Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/k4EedAarei – 11:29 PM
“The pressure. Thought I had on a tie on the court. OK, fix your tie.”
Deandre Ayton on incoming #Suns owner Mat Ishbia sitting courtside for Saturday’s win at #Pistons.
“It was fun. It was good to put a performance on.” pic.twitter.com/ywo0EfU784 – 11:27 PM
“He gave us the game plan. That’s what he told us to do. If we weren’t doing it. He was going to be on our ass. I’ll just tell you that, but other than that, Mont is a dude where he wants to exhaust teams thinking they can switch on us.” Deandre Ayton on Monty Williams #Suns pic.twitter.com/PKE2pyC2BH – 11:23 PM
“My first one?”
Deandre Ayton when told this was his first 30 and 15 game. Ayton finished with 31 and 16 in #Suns win at #Pistons.
“I’m going to get it again. Get 30 and 20, but all that stuff, 30 and extra, that’s just things that I’m required to do. Taking care of business.” pic.twitter.com/nw4guvzc1B – 11:20 PM
“I didn’t even think we went in with that game plan. I thought it was what the game presented us.”
Monty Williams as Deandre Ayton scored repeatedly inside in shooting 13-of-15 on a 31-point, 16-rebound night in #Suns win at #Pistons.
“DA did a really good job of finishing.” pic.twitter.com/JzPZKzQhxo – 11:15 PM
“I thought we did a much better job in these last two games of one, staying in front of the ball and two, rebounding and contesting shots.” Monty Williams as #Suns open five-game road trip 2-0 with wins at #Celtics and #Pistons pic.twitter.com/Ml5AaJWdzO – 11:15 PM
“That’s what he does. You put him in those positions to just pick teams apart and that’s exactly what he’ll do.”
Cam Johnson on Chris Paul delivering 14 dimes in #Suns win at #Pistons
“They was almost trying to do a box-in-one.” Paul said. pic.twitter.com/B0WTSYlFeP – 11:15 PM
Injuries made Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges bigger priorities in the Suns offense and it’s making them a better team not only in the future but right now too: arizonasports.com/story/3487092/… – 10:19 PM
Ending the night with some wholesome content of your favorite Twins pic.twitter.com/tXafaOXFaM – 10:11 PM
Cam Johnson with the efficient performance! 📈
3-for-4 3PT pic.twitter.com/6poaWp1KgC – 9:47 PM
Dwane Casey: “Ayton, he’s a handful. We made some mistakes. There were things we should have done and didn’t accomplish enough.”
Said the team needed to do a better job of double switching to get another big on him. – 9:46 PM
Dwane Casey on Ayton’s big night: “He’s a handful. We made some mistakes. We gotta do a better job of double-switching to get another big on him.” – 9:46 PM
Mikal Bridges’ point totals in the last 14 games: 26, 7, 24, 21, 28, 22, 24, 18, 16, 25, 29, 23, 25 and 24. – 9:40 PM
Career-long 12th consecutive 15+ point game for Mikal! 🔥
1 BLK pic.twitter.com/Tdg52yG9wR – 9:40 PM
Mikal Bridges is quietly taking a huge leap over the Suns’ last 12 games:
64.0 TS% pic.twitter.com/pOeXYbqjnM – 9:39 PM
Monty Williams said he doesn’t want to speculate on whether Devin Booker (groin) will play Tuesday at Brooklyn and wouldn’t read into Booker doing his usual pregame before Saturday’s game.
#Suns are being very cautious with Booker on this. – 9:37 PM
Stewart on the Suns going through Ayton tonight: “Hurt us a lot. We were switching 1-5, our guards got on Ayton and he was able to get to his spots and hurt us tonight. They executed that.” – 9:36 PM
Isaiah Stewart said the Suns punished them in the pick-and-roll. – 9:36 PM
DA’s first 30 & 15 game of his career 😤
Tonight’s @FanDuel Stat Line of the Game! pic.twitter.com/ppo2RWKsfY – 9:33 PM
#Pistons Web Editor @Keith_Langlois shares his observations on tonight’s game against the Suns.
🔗: on.nba.com/3Y6LYyp – 9:32 PM
#Suns 116 #Pistons 100 F
Deandre Ayton 31 points on 13-of-15 FG and 16 rebounds in 31 minutes.
1st career 30 and 15 game. – 9:27 PM
Back at home on Monday.
#Pistons | #Ad pic.twitter.com/xvw512vGtf – 9:26 PM
Deandre Ayton, Mikal Bridges and Cam Johnson tonight: 75 points on 29-39 FG
The exact kind of progress you want to see from the young cornerstones with Devin Booker out – 9:26 PM
Final: #Suns 116, #Pistons 100.
Detroit couldn’t contain DeAndre Ayton tonight, who finished with 31 points and 16 rebounds to lead Phoenix to the win. The Pistons drop to 14-40. – 9:24 PM
Final: #Suns 116, #Pistons 100.
Detroit couldn’t contain DeAndre Ayton tonight, who finished with 31 points and 16 rebounds to lead Phoenix to the win. The Pistons drop to 13-40. – 9:23 PM
FINAL: Suns 116, Pistons 100. Detroit falls to 14-40 overall and couldn’t contain Ayton, who scored 31 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and made 13 of his 15 attempts.
Bey: 25 points
Bogdanovic: 23 points
Stewart: 17 points, 9 rebounds – 9:23 PM
Final: PHX 116, DET 100
Ayton: 31 Pts, 16 Reb, 13-15 FG
Bridges: 24 Pts, 2 Stl, 9-15 FG
C. Johnson: 20 Pts, 7-9 FG
Bey: 25-5-4, 7-12 FG
Suns have won 8 of their last 10 games – 9:23 PM
FINAL: Suns 116, Pistons 100.
Not much good from this one other than Saddiq Bey’s performance — he had 25 points on 12 shots. Also, Isaiah Stewart, who finished with 17 points and 9, may have found his 3-point shooting stroke again by hitting his last three triples. – 9:22 PM
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Pistons had just three turnovers in the first half, but gave the ball up 12 times in the second.
Seven second-half offensive rebounds for Phoenix, too. – 9:13 PM
That Cam Johnson 3 will for sure do it. Suns up 18 with 3:57 left.
Just too many self-inflicted errors here down the stretch when it was only an 11-point game. – 9:12 PM
Ivey turns the ball over on consecutive possessions, and the second led to a transition 3 for Johnson. Pistons are down 18 with 3:57 to play. Biggest deficit of the night – 9:11 PM
Cam Johnson 3. Timeout Pistons.
#Suns up 18 with 3:57 remaining. – 9:11 PM
Mikal Bridges making big plays to push the lead out. Once again stemming from that Chris Paul-Deandre Ayton PNR – 9:11 PM
Duren blocks a shot, Suns get the ball … 3.
Bridges misses a 3 … suns gets the rebound … 3. – 9:10 PM
Suns 100, Pistons 88 with 6:28 to play. Bey will try to complete an and-1 after the break. He’s scored nine of his 21 points in the fourth and is keeping Detroit’s faint hopes alive – 9:05 PM
It might just be “Get Saddiq the ball and get the hell out of the way” time for these last 6:28.
Pistons down 12. Couldn’t defend Landale without fouling for like two straight minutes. – 9:05 PM
Bojan Bogdanovic: 18 PT / 2 REB / 4-8 3PT
@SaddiqBey 12 PTS / 3 REB / 3 AST
@Isaiah Stewart 17 PTS / 9 REB / 2 AST
@Jaden Ivey 10 PTS / 6 AST / 3 STL pic.twitter.com/ArXbhj196K – 8:54 PM
End of 3: Suns 88, Pistons 76. Ayton (27 points, 15 rebounds, 11-13 shooting) and Chris Paul (13 assists) have been methodical tonight. Pistons need to clean up their communication issues defensively to have a shot.
Bogdanovic: 18 points
Stewart: 17 points, 9 rebounds – 8:52 PM
END OF 3Q: Suns 88, Pistons 76.
Detroit is still within striking distance but the start of the fourth will decide the game. – 8:52 PM
End of 3Q: PHX 88, DET 76
Ayton: 27 Pts, 15 Reb, 11-13 FG
Bridges: 18 Pts, 7-11 FG
C. Johnson: 15 Pts, 6-7 FG
Bogdanovic: 18 Pts, 7-14 FG – 8:52 PM
End of the 3rd quarter: #Suns 88, #Pistons 76.
Bogdanovic: 18 pts, 2 rebs
Stewart: 17 pts, 9 rebs, 2 asts
Bey: 12 pts, 3 rebs, 3 asts – 8:51 PM
Some really nice ball movement from the Suns these last few possessions. That Dario dime was pretty – 8:46 PM
Pistons need to make the run here in these non-CP3-Ayton minutes. Down 14 with 1:40 left in the 3Q. – 8:46 PM
Ayton again. Has 27 and 15.
#Suns up 87-73 as Torrey Craig is 4-of-4 from 3. – 8:45 PM
Chris Paul just became the first basketball player I’ve seen get booed for refusing to pick the ball up off the ground (he was killing clock) – 8:45 PM
Stewart has scored Detroit’s last eight points, including two 3-pointers. He started tonight 0-5 from 3 and hadn’t hit one since Jan. 6. He’s cooking now. 17 points and 9 rebounds so far – 8:44 PM
Suns answer Detroit’s 8-0 run with a 9-0 run to go back up 17. They’re shooting 64.6%. – 8:43 PM
Game got weirder for 2 minutes with the Ivey 30 footer and Stewart barely made dunk. Now the Pistons are making more shots. Eight-point game. More fight required to not have this be a game late. – 8:38 PM
That was a great pass from Duren to find Bogey in the corner. Burks got a 3 to fall on the next possession. Pistons have scored eight straight and are down 73-65. Nice response after coming out of halftime disorganized – 8:37 PM
Afrer a bad drought of 18 consecutive missed 3s since Jan. 6, Isaiah Stewart finally finds the bottom of the net. He needed that one. – 8:37 PM
Suns are getting sloppy and the Pistons are capitalizing with 3 balls.
Back to an eight-point game after a nifty behind-the-back pass from Bogey gets Burks a wide-open 3. – 8:37 PM
Cam Thomas is the first Net in 43 years to score 40 points off the bench:
45 points – Cliff T. Robinson – 3/9/80 vs. DET
44 points – Bubbles Hawkins – 2/9/77 vs. NOJ
41 points – Cam Thomas – tonight vs. WAS – 8:32 PM
Suns off to an 8-0 start in the 3Q, pushing their lead out to 17 in the first 2 minutes – 8:31 PM
Suns starting to pull away and are up 17. Really good DA game with the two-man game working all night. Twins doing their part too. – 8:31 PM
Suns open the second half with a 7-0 run to take a 66-49 lead. Pistons are all sorts of discombobulated on defense – 8:31 PM
Looks like there was some miscommunication there between Duren and Stewart that led to an open dunk by Ayton. – 8:28 PM
You’ll never believe this, but the Suns got Ayton a wide open dunk to open the second half – 8:27 PM
Pistons haven’t played great but seven missed free throws in the first half is the reason this is almost a double-digit game.
Team probably feels a lot better going into the break if they were even just 8-12 from the line instead of 5-12. – 8:25 PM
Deandre Ayton already has a double-double in the first half 😤 pic.twitter.com/o5GANplv4T – 8:22 PM
🔹Bojan Bogdanovic: 15 PT / 2 REB / 3-4 3PT
🔹@SaddiqBey : 12 PT / 2 REB
#Pistons | #Ad pic.twitter.com/EVyUbWpejp – 8:13 PM
Halftime: Suns 58, Pistons 49. Bridges hit a 3 at the buzzer. Detroit’s lucky to only be down nine considering the Suns are 20-32 overall and 5-10 from 3. Ayton has 19 points and 10 boards.
Bogdanovic: 15 points
Bey: 12 points – 8:12 PM
Halftime: PHX 58, DET 49
Ayton: 19 Pts, 10 Reb, 7-9 FG
Bridges: 11 Pts, 4-6 FG
Craig: 8 Pts, 3-4 FG
Bogdanovic: 15 Pts, 6-9 FG
Bridges hits a corner 3 at the 2Q buzzer – 8:12 PM
Bridges with a 3 at the buzzer.
Suns 58, Pistons 49 at halftime.
Not bad considering Detroit’s shooting splits are 44/31/41. – 8:12 PM
Halftime: #Suns 58, #Pistons 49.
Bogdanovic: 15 pts, 2 rebs
Bey: 12 pts, 2 rebs, 2 asts
Diallo: 6 pts, 2 rebs
DeAndre Ayton: 19 pts, 10 rebs – 8:11 PM
ESPN Sources: The Los Angeles Clippers have emerged in pursuit of a Kyrie Irving trade — joining the Lakers, Mavericks, Suns and others: es.pn/3jxhcje – 8:11 PM
The Pistons are down by six. They’ve missed seven free throws. – 8:09 PM
Marvin Bagley III doesn’t have a brace on his right hand anymore, which should be a good sign. – 8:08 PM
Marvin Bagley III doesn’t have a cast on his right hand anymore, which should be a good sign. – 8:08 PM
Pistons are now soft doubling, switching the low man onto Ayton on the rolls. When they remember to do it correctly, the Suns’ offense doesn’t look as automatic.
Worked well there. – 8:06 PM
Another easy Ayton bucket, courtesy of CP3. Pistons’ communication issues on defense have been glaring tonight. Phoenix is 18-28 from the floor – 8:06 PM
Ayton took one in the eye from Ivey on rebound.
Goes to line. Has 15 and 7 .#Suns up seven with 3:48 left in half . – 8:01 PM
Ouch. Looked like Deandre Ayton got poked in the eye there – 8:01 PM
Edmond Sumner has tallied a career-high 25 points tonight.
His previous career high was 24 points, done on 1/26/23 vs. Detroit. – 8:00 PM
Ayton’s still feasting. 13 points, 6 rebounds in 11 minutes. He and Chris Paul have been picking the Pistons apart in the pick-and-roll – 7:59 PM
Suns running this CP3-DA pick-and-roll until the Pistons prove they can stop it. So far, they cannot – 7:58 PM
Aging or not, when Chris Paul decides he wants a certain guy to get off, he’s making sure that fella is getting good shots time and time again – 7:58 PM
Suns 41, Pistons 37 with 6:40 to play until halftime. Phoenix is shooting 60.9% and the Pistons are only 3-13 from 3 so far – 7:53 PM
Pistons win the non-CP3-Ayton minutes. Game tied at 33. With CP3 checking back in. – 7:50 PM
Monty Williams going to at least put Cam Johnson back in. 2nd unit struggling. Johnson in for Landale.
#Suns #Pistons tied at 31-31 – 7:48 PM
Hami has arguably been Detroit’s most consistent player for two months. A product of his role, but also him fully embracing it – 7:46 PM
🚨HAM SLAM AT THE BUZZER 🚨
Way to end Q1 😎 pic.twitter.com/iNgTaYgFFw – 7:45 PM
Hami beats the buzzer with a putback dunk, giving the Pistons momentum going into the 2nd quarter. – 7:40 PM
Saben Lee attacks his former team off the bounce. Fouled. FTs
#Suns up three after one, 30-27.. – 7:40 PM
End of 1Q: PHX 30, DET 27
Ayton: 8 Pts, 5 Reb, 3-5 FG
Bridges: 8 Pts, 3-5 FG
Craig: 8 Pts, 3-4 FG
Bogdanovic: 9 Pts, 4-6 FG – 7:40 PM
End of 1: Suns 30, Pistons 27. Hami just beat the buzzer with a putback dunk. Just Hami things.
Bogdanovic: 9 points
Burks: 5 points
Ivey: 4 points – 7:40 PM
Hamidou Diallo got UP for that put-back dunk as the first quarter expired.
Suns 30, Pistons 27.
Bogey: 9 points – 7:39 PM
End of the 1st quarter: #Suns 30, #Pistons 27.
Bogdanovic: 9 pts, 1 reb
Burks: 5 pts
Ivey: 4 pts, 1 ast – 7:39 PM
Whatupdoe @Cade Cunningham 👏
@Ticketmaster | #Pistons pic.twitter.com/WllttoXWzP – 7:38 PM
The #Pistons have cut into the Suns lead to trail 22-19 with 3:11 in the first quarter. – 7:30 PM
Ivey turned on the jets for that transition layup. Finished through contact from Miles Bridges. Pistons down 22-19 at the 3:11 mark. Ayton has two fouls, as does Duren – 7:30 PM
#Pistons cut 10-point #Suns lead to three with 3:11 left in 1st. – 7:29 PM
Much better last few minutes for the Pistons, who now only trail Phoenix by 3. – 7:29 PM
DA is off to a hot start!
🔥 8 early points
🔥 3-4 from the field pic.twitter.com/h6fTDm59vA – 7:28 PM
Stew is second-guessing wide-open 3s a little bit, but he just ate the space Ayton gave him, took it to him, euro’d and finished through contact. – 7:27 PM
Bridges jumper. He has developed a shot in which gives a quick dribble, not even a crossover all the time and leans back to shoot it.
It has some stutter to it. #Suns up 10. – 7:26 PM
Suns keep switching a small onto Ayton, Paul passes it and Ayton either has a bucket or someone is backdoor cutting for a layup.
Pistons have to communicate better. – 7:24 PM
Ayton is feasting against Detroit’s frontcourt. 8 points, 3-3 overall and 2-2 at the line. Just found Craig cutting with a slick bounce pass for a layup – 7:24 PM
Ayton jumper. Timeout #Pistons
#Suns up 11-3 with 9:01 remaining in 1st.
Started 0-for-9 Friday at Boston. – 7:20 PM
Nice 11-3 start for the Suns. DA’s up to 6 early points, and he and the rest of the starting 5 has been locked in defensively – 7:19 PM
Pistons call an early timeout after the Suns take an 11-3 lead at the 9:03 mark. Pistons have missed three of their first four shots – 7:19 PM
Phoenix takes a quick 11-3 lead over the Pistons to start the game. – 7:18 PM
Ugly start for the Pistons. Detroit can’t break down the Phoenix defense. – 7:18 PM
Mat Ishbia is sitting courtside with his family right by #Suns bench. – 7:14 PM
Has to be a cool feeling for @Mishbia15 sitting courtside at LCA with his kids, decked out in Suns gear, in his hometown watching the Pistons play the team he’s agreed to buy. – 7:14 PM
Should Phoenix #Suns look into trading for talented, polarizing Kyrie Irving? #Nets azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral – 6:47 PM
Suns update: Cam Johnson (knee) available Saturday at Detroit after sitting against Boston #Suns #Celtics #Pistons azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral – 6:47 PM
#Suns starters at #Pistons
Deandre Ayton – 6:45 PM
Devin Booker X Deandre Ayton = getting up shots pregame. #Suns #Pistons pic.twitter.com/LGlvguzBwD – 6:29 PM
Going live on @PHNX_Suns in 2 minutes to talk Suns-Pistons! Come hang out:
https://t.co/Lvq7aid37m pic.twitter.com/oVVUnZNMYK – 6:28 PM
There he is. Mat Ishbia.
#NBA expected to approve him next week as #Suns team owner.
He’s here for #Suns #Pistons game. From Michigan. pic.twitter.com/cInvCNBIVT – 6:27 PM
Devin Booker finishes pregame with his standard self lob dunk. #Suns pic.twitter.com/MtCo8rP0pw – 6:24 PM
Tick tock. Tick tock.
Devin Booker (groin) getting up shots pregame.
OUT tonight at #Pistons.
#Suns at #Nets Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/JGdHMhUelL – 6:19 PM
Devin Booker (groin) OUT tonight at #Pistons, but getting up shots pregame. #Suns pic.twitter.com/5Vw54r4RR2 – 6:17 PM
Mat Ishbia, CEO of United Wholesale Mortgage, who’s also expected to become the official owner of the #Suns in the coming week, has a courtside chat with #Pistons assistant Jim Moran. pic.twitter.com/xuLDzQArml – 6:14 PM
Devin Booker (groin) OUT tomorrow in Detroit, but getting up shots pregame. #Suns pic.twitter.com/HpZ4cjvY3b – 6:13 PM
@MichelobULTRA | #ULTRADrip | #Ad pic.twitter.com/W1CzJgC4uj – 6:04 PM
A few Kyrie Irving trade scenarios for the Suns, and why they shouldn’t make any of them – bit.ly/3WY4t6Q via @PHNX_Suns – 6:02 PM
“Now look at him. To me, he’s an All-Star.”
#Pistons coach Dwane Casey on Mikal Bridges. #Suns – 6:00 PM
Tonight’s injury report presented by @HenryFordHealth
#Pistons | #Ad pic.twitter.com/kAzbACVvB3 – 6:00 PM
Matt Ishbia is here in Detroit to see his new basketball team. Pistons-Suns at 7. – 5:53 PM
“He’s the best two-guard in the league. Makes no sense he’s not playing in the game. Facts.”
Monty Williams on Devin Booker not being voted or chosen for this year’s #NBAAllStar Game. #Suns – 5:43 PM
Dwane Casey on #Suns two-way guard Saben Lee’s return to Detroit:
“Saben, he’s an energy bunny. He’s a guy that plays hard. He directs the team. He’s a team-first point guard. First of all, I’m happy for him. I’m happy that he’s found a place. It’s just great for his career.” – 5:42 PM
Suns coach Monty Williams called Devin Booker not being named to the All-Star team “a joke” – 5:38 PM
#Pistons guard Cory Joseph (low back soreness) has been upgraded to questionable for tonight’s game against the #Suns. He’s missed the last four games. – 5:07 PM
#Pistons guard Cory Joseph (low back soreness) is questionable for tonight’s game against the #Suns. He’s missed the last four games. – 5:06 PM
Kenrich Williams joined students from F.D. Moon Middle School to learn about notable African American Oklahomans from renowned historian Bruce Fisher. Each student was provided a copy of, We Remember…Before and Beyond: An Oklahoma African American History Coloring Book 🖍 pic.twitter.com/bNaGYUv3Ph – 3:41 PM
Mikal Bridges in the clutch:
Through Dec. 31: 17 points, 5-15 FG, -26 in 82 minutes, 5-10 team record
Since Jan. 1: 16 points, 7-14 FG, +22 in 27 minutes, 5-3 team record – 3:20 PM
On Kyrie Irving, potential trade scenarios involving the Suns, and the multitude of reasons it’s not worth the risk: bit.ly/3WY4t6Q – 2:09 PM
Cam Johnson is off the injury report and is set to be available tonight for the Suns against the Pistons. Devin Booker, Jae Crowder, Cam Payne and Landry Shamet remain out. – 1:34 PM
DYNAMITE DUNK BY @Hamidou Diallo🗣️
@DraftKings | #DunkOfTheWeek | #Ad pic.twitter.com/9SpoXUHjbZ – 1:24 PM
A very low-key interesting thing: Does the prospect of Durant becoming available make certain teams more hesitant to move their picks? I would guess that the only teams this could REALLY impact would be Phoenix + Portland, but worth thinking about. – 1:04 PM
Devin Booker, Landry Shamet and Cam Payne remain out for tonight’s game against the Pistons. As expected, Cam Johnson will play after sitting the first game of the back-to-back due to right knee injury management – 12:54 PM
#Suns injury report at #Pistons:
Devin Booker (groin), Landry Shamet (foot), Cameron Payne (foot) and Jae Crowder (not with the team) OUT.
Josh Okogie (nose) AVAILABLE. – 12:52 PM
🆚 @Phoenix Suns
⏰ 7PM ET
📻 @971theticketxyt pic.twitter.com/mPtNlS3M8U – 12:51 PM
“That was Mikal having the experience in these moments to rise to the occasion.” – Coach Monty Williams
The Suns are 17-1 all-time when @Mikal Bridges scores 25+ points! pic.twitter.com/lc6SWaLiNT – 12:41 PM
Bojan Bogdanovic and Bogdan Bogdanovic are reportedly drawing interest from the Mavericks 🙌 pic.twitter.com/eVjpQDeovx – 12:30 PM
The guys got after it from start-to-finish to seal the win in crunch time💪
Catch the recap from last night’s win!
#Pistons Playback | @wingstop pic.twitter.com/XyRdL7noVR – 12:13 PM
Full-team effort to secure the win last night!
#WeAreTheValley pic.twitter.com/aKKz9YLIhJ – 11:48 AM
🆚 @Detroit Pistons
🕔 5 PM | Pregame at 4:30
📻 @AZSports | @az_mejor pic.twitter.com/XF2tUW7Xg0 – 11:16 AM
From Berman 4 years ago… Phil Jackson was looking for a major heist but was a little too far ahead of the curve on KP, D-Book, Lauri, Etc. to keep the job pic.twitter.com/ol8zeZNQLo – 11:04 AM
New: #Pistons two-way guard Jared Rhoden made his NBA debut last month and scored his first career basket, a moment he’ll never forget. @MotorCityCruise.
“I just went into it with a clear heart and it ended up being one of the best moments of my life.” detroitnews.com/story/sports/n… – 10:04 AM
Mavs reportedly interested in Hawks’ Bogdan Bogdanovic and Pistons’ Bojan Bogdanovic sportando.basketball/en/mavs-intere… – 9:53 AM
Story: How Kyrie Irving requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets and the chances the Lakers, Mavericks, Suns, and Heat land him. Plus, details on trade talks between the Knicks and Jazz on @Jorge Sierra. hoopshype.com/lists/nba-rumo… – 9:51 AM
Jaden Ivey and Jalen Duren’s Rising Stars berths came at the perfect time. Last night’s win over Charlotte highlighted why the rookies are playing their best basketball right now.
freep.com/story/sports/n… – 9:51 AM
Takeaways from Boston-Phoenix are up for @celticsblog:
-No energy on cold night
-Brown’s off-ball defense is bad
-JB brought the scoring early
-Game lost at start of Q4
-What happened to Grant?
-Big trouble when JT sits
-Need a wing
-Rob is Rob again
celticsblog.com/2023/2/4/23585… – 9:13 AM
If you’re looking for Kyrie Irving trade scenarios to the Suns, I wrote about what they might look like for @PHNX_Suns. And if you’re wondering why I think it’s a bad idea, well, that’s in there too: https://t.co/RJt0aj5dOj pic.twitter.com/JvvDd77XPg – 9:03 AM
FOR EARLY WEST COAST RISERS:
5 takeaways from Phoenix Suns avenging ugly loss with road stunner over Boston Celtics (w/postgame videos) #Suns #Celtics https://t.co/uUztJFaWXv via @azcentral pic.twitter.com/3EY0hFGHJo – 8:31 AM
FOR EARLY EAST COAST RISERS:
5 takeaways from Phoenix Suns avenging ugly loss with road stunner over Boston Celtics (w/postgame videos) #Suns #Celtics https://t.co/uUztJFbuN3 via @azcentral pic.twitter.com/nVngy3BS0X – 8:30 AM
Maybe I’m up too late, but who says no?
-BKN gets tons of length and a stretch big
-PHX gets off CP3 and finds value for Johnson (up for an extension) and Crowder (hasn’t played all season)
-TOR gets two 1sts and a swap for OG
-MIN gets three 2nds and a prospect they can flip pic.twitter.com/wNRuVpqlGP – 2:24 AM