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Phoenix Suns using extended practice time to compete before season opener

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Monty Williams talks about practice going into the season opener as Devin Booker, Elie Okobo and rookies Ty Jerome and Jalen Lecque work after practice.

The Phoenix Suns have an unusually long gap between their final preseason game Monday and season opener Oct. 23 against Sacramento at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

What better way to spend that time than to compete and get after each other.

“The bottom line is we get after it in practice,” Suns coach Monty Williams said. “Guys are tough on each other in practice.