Devin Booker scores 28 as Suns open Summer League with 86-73 win over PortlandPosted: Updated:
Devin Booker scored a game-high 28 points as the Phoenix Suns defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 86-73 in the Las Vegas Summer League opener for both teams Saturday.
The 13th overall pick in the 2015 draft, Booker was 11-for-21 from the field, including 3-for-5 from 3-point range, with eight rebounds and six assists as the Suns went wire to wire, leading by as many as 18 in the second half.
Phoenix (1-0) held Portland to 37.1 percent shooting from the field, including 6-of-26 shooting from long distance. The Suns also showed excellent ball movement with 18 assists to the Blazers' eight.
Dragan Bender, this year's fourth overall draft pick, totaled 12 points, seven rebounds and two steals in his summer league debut. Alan Williams finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds, and Tyler Ulis had 11 points and seven assists.
Pat Connaughton led the Trail Blazers (0-1) with 14 points, despite going 3-for-13 from the field. Noah Vonleh totaled 12 points and 11 rebounds, and guards Russ Smith and Pierre Jackson each scored 11. A 6-foot-11 center, Chris Johnson blocked four shots in nine minutes.
Both teams play Sunday, with the Suns facing the Boston Celtics and the Blazers squaring off against the San Antonio Spurs.
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