INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mikal Bridges discovered his taking pictures contact rapidly, then completed with a flourish.
The third-year ahead scored a career-high 34 factors and made the 3-pointer to cap the decisive scoring spurt halfway by means of the fourth quarter, serving to the Phoenix Suns draw back from Indiana for a 125-117 victory Saturday.
“Everytime you hit the primary couple of pictures the whole lot feels good, so that you begin feeling extra aggressive,” Bridges stated. “It felt superb. I do know after I get comfy, I maintain telling myself to maintain being aggressive. Do not calm down and simply maintain going.”
Bridges was 12 of 18 from the sphere, 6 of 8 on 3s and 4 of 4 from the free throw line. Devin Booker added 25 factors because the Suns pulled right into a tie with the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers for the very best file within the West at 7-3 whereas incomes their first win in Indy since 2016.
Phoenix knocked down 16 extra 3-pointers after making 38 in its earlier two video games. The Suns additionally turned the ninth crew in league historical past to open the season with 10 straight video games of 10 or extra 3s.
It was merely an excessive amount of for the Pacers, regardless of All-Star ahead Domantas Sabonis ending with 28 factors, a profession high-tying 22 rebounds and the primary 20-20 recreation of his profession.
“He was good, actually good,” two-time All-Star Victor Oladipo stated. “He did a very good job following up misses and taking part in his iso performs, getting rebounds. It was massive. Sadly, we got here up quick.”