We had in depth coverage from the Kings vs. Wizards and Heat vs. Timberwolves games in Kentucky yesterday, but there were other UK guys in action as well. The Phoenix Suns, home of our favorite duo Devin Booker (out with an injury) and Tyler Ulis in addition to starters Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe, had their third preseason win against the Dallas Mavericks, 112-107.
The guard and former Kentucky star was not originally part of the lineup due to knee tendinitis but he proved ready to play and scored 11 points, had four rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Arguably one of the biggest key players offensively in the Sun’s close win was Eric Bledsoe. Scoring 17 points, Bledsoe also created plays for his teammates ending with a game-high seven assists.
“Just trying to get a rhythm,” Bledsoe said. “That’s the biggest thing. We’re going to need me and everybody to play at the level we need to win… It was a great team victory.”
– Phoenix Suns (@Suns) October 15, 2016
This half of the Wildcat Duo stepped up his game and was one of seven Suns players who scored in double digits. The guard finished with 14 points to contribute to his team’s win.
“It’s big,” Bledsoe said of the win without some key players. “Everybody is getting comfortable. It’s going to be like that. Last year we had a lot of injuries, but we just have to find a way. We did that tonight.”
Congratulations to Bledsoe and the rest of the former Cats on their victory with the Suns!