Mikal Bridges stepped up big time for the Suns in absence on Devin Booker. The 25-year-old small forward who is regarded as one of the best defenders in the NBA showcased his offensive talent as well.
He played team-high 47 minutes (Chris Paul was second with 39) and was the top scorer for Phoenix with 31 points. In addition, Bridges grabbed 5 rebounds and blocked 4 shots.
“You can’t clone him, but you wish you could,” Suns head coach Monty Williams said of Bridges postgame. He’s just one of those rare basketball players that can play that way on defense, but also give you the point production that he gave tonight.”