PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns were coming off impressive, hard-fought victories over two of the NBA's best teams. They've got another big game in a few days when the Nets come to town.
That made a drama-free blowout over the Orlando Magic a welcome change Sunday night.
Devin Booker scored 27 points, Mikal Bridges added 21 and the Suns cruised to their sixth straight victory, beating the short-handed Magic 109-90 in a game that was never particularly close.
“We did what we had to do to win the game,” Suns coach Monty Williams said. “We’ve had some really emotional games in this building and to win the way we’ve won the past few games, we didn’t even want to talk about a letdown.”
It's safe to say that wasn't a problem. The Suns never trailed and jumped out to a 14-2 lead after Orlando missed 12 of its first 13 shots.
“We just wanted to push the tempo early and make them feel us,” Suns forward Jae Crowder said.
It never got much better for the Magic, who had just eight players available because of injuries. Orlando has lost eight of its past 10 and fell to 10-18. The Suns improved to 17-9.
Terrence Ross led the Magic with 23 points. Dwayne Bacon added 19 points, and Nikola Vucevic had 14 points and 10 rebounds.