Ish Smith scored a career-high 15 points, matched his career best of seven rebounds and triggered a 17-point second-quarter run that propelled the Phoenix Suns past the weary San Antonio Spurs 106-85 Friday night.
Click through for the top three performers of the game for the Suns.
No. 3, Channing Frye
Frye finished with 17 points and eight rebounds on 7-of-12 shooting from the floor to go along with three steals.
Over the last 24 games, Frye has scored 10+ 20 times, 20+ five times and 30+ once, and is averaging 14.0 points, 5.1 rebounds and shooting .441 FG% and .410 3FG% over this 24-game span.
No. 2, Markieff Morris
Morris finished with a game-high 21 points to go along with five rebounds, five assists and three steals on 8-of-10 shooting.
Morris has reached or surpassed his career-high entering the season (23 points) nine times this season (most recent, 27, at Cleveland, Jan. 26). Perhaps more importantly, the Suns are now 10-2 this season when either Marcus or Markieff Morris scores 20+ points.
No. 1, Ish Smith
Getting more court time because Leandro Barbosa was out with a sprained left toe, Smith scored a career-high 15 points with seven rebounds. The guard was 5-of-5 shooting in the second quarter with five rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Smith and the Suns’ bench scored 60 points to help the Suns to a 15-10 record this season against teams with a winning percentage of .500 or better