Big Sauce Scores Career-High in Overtime Loss
Alan Williams Scores Career-High 16 Points vs Bulls
In the first game back from the All-Star break, the Suns seemed to have a new game plan; play the young guys.
Highlights: Suns at Bulls
“It’s a good thing for us to try to go out there and play together as a younger group and try to build for the future,” Williams said. “It’s a tremendous opportunity for myself as well as my teammates to get a chance to show what we can do.”
Williams did just that. The man know as Big Sauce scored a career-high 16 points on an impressive eight-of-nine shooting.
“We have to see if [Len] can get extended minutes, see if Alan Williams can be a rotational player” Head Coach Earl Watson explained his game plan. “We have to see if Tyler Ulis is a backup point guard. We have to see if T.J. Warren can get extended minutes and be a starter. So It’s a lot of opportunities to go around and Derrick Jones I thought took advantage of his opportunity.”
Between Ulis’ passing, Jones Jr.’s dunking and Big Sauce’s hustle, the youth of the Suns never seemed to lose their fight.
Devin Booker (reminder: just 20-years-old) played 41 minutes with 27 points, including knocking down two clutch free throws to send the game into overtime.
Although the Bulls ultimately pulled away with a 128-121 victory, the Suns never backed down and showed a constant battle all night.
“You can’t teach playing hard,” Booker said. “That’s what we did tonight. So I was proud of it.”
The Suns will continue their road trip as they head to Milwaukee to face the Bucks on Sunday. Catch the action on FOX Sports Arizona.