The Suns followed suit with many other teams by honoring Kobe Bryant with 8 and 24 second violations in reverence to his jersey numbers. Then the Suns put up some other great numbers.
31 - points by Ayton in the game
11 - straight made field goals by Ayton to start the game
48 - points by the Suns in the third quarter (fourth most in franchise history)
26 - the Suns outscored the Mavericks by that margin in the third period
7,000 - career points for Booker (fourth youngest to that total in NBA history)
20 - wins for the Suns this season (surpassing last season’s total)
59/42/90 - the Suns shooting percentages from the field, three and the free throw line
29 - the Suns margin of victory (tied for a season high)
1 - bag fat L for Luka and the Mavericks
The Suns jumped out to a 13 point lead in the first quarter motivated by active defense and an engaged DeAndre Ayton.