Suns Sneak Peek: Suns vs Nuggets

Kelly Oubre Jr.

The Phoenix Suns complete their preseason schedule by hosting the Denver Nuggets at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Monday night.

SUNS VS NUGGETS HISTORY

Deandre Ayton notched the sixth-highest scoring quarter in Suns franchise history last year against the Denver Nuggets on Dec. 12 when he scored 24 points in the third. It was the most by a Suns rookie in a quarter in the history of the team. He finished with a career-high 33 points to go along with his 14 rebounds and four steals.

The Suns defeated the Nuggets last season on Jan. 12, 102-93 at Talking Stick Resot Arena. Kelly Oubre Jr. led the way for the team with 26 points, 11 rebounds, two steals and a block off the bench. Ayton recorded 22 points, 13 rebound and three blocks in the victory.

April 1, 2003: Phoenix held Denver to 65 points, tied for the fewest in Suns franchise history, setting a Talking Stick Resort Arena low. The Nuggets also shot 26.3 percent from the field to set a Suns opponent low, a Denver franchise low, and a TSR Arena mark for lowest field goal percentage in a game.

Phoenix has won 18 of their last 26 home games against Denver. The Suns hold the all-time record against the Nuggets with a 97-78 advantage.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

Cam Johnson on playing with Kelly Oubre Jr. and Mikal Bridges: “I like it. I think we’ve got a lot of versatility out of us three. We can play together. We can play separate. No matter what, I feel we can always contribute to the team.”

Devin Booker on status: “I’m playing tonight.”

Mikal Bridges on preseason: “It felt good. Playing live, five-on-five against real action felt good to be out there. I was excited to play with this group, but I missed the chance out at training camp. So, I was really excited.”

SUNS VICTORY OVER BLAZERS

In Saturday’s win at Portland, the Suns made 24 three-pointers, which would be a regular-season franchise record for three-point makes (current record is 22 at L.A. Lakers on Nov. 14, 2010).

The Suns shot 53.3 percent from three-point range—in NBA history, there have only been four games in which a team made 24+ three-pointers while shooting at least 50 percent from behind the arc.

The Suns’ 45 three-point attempts also would be a regular-season franchise record (44 in 3OT game at New York on Jan. 2, 2006).

Frank Kaminsky III (16 points), Tyler Johnson (18 points) and Cameron Johnson (18 points) each made four three-pointers off the bench at Portland.

INJURY REPORT

Dario Šarić (right quad contusion) is questionable.

Tyler Johnson (right knee soreness) is out.

David Krämer (left tibia stress reaction) is out.

HOW TO WATCH

Suns vs Timberwolves will be streaming live on Suns.com/Now. Be sure to tune-in at 7PM for tip-off. 

PHOENIX SUNS LAUNCH NEW PHOENIX SUNS + TALKING STICK RESORT ARENA MOBILE APP:

The Phoenix Suns announced today the launch of the new Phoenix Suns + Talking Stick Resort Arena Mobile App, sponsored by Verizon, which will enhance the guest experience and serve as the one-stop hub for fans to access their mobile tickets to events at Talking Stick Resort Arena, including Suns, Phoenix Mercury and Arizona Rattlers games, plus select concerts and events.  The new app is now available at the App Store and Google Play or by updating your existing Suns Mobile App.

The Suns + Talking Stick Resort Arena App features the launch of the Wallet functionality, which allows fans to purchase concessions and merchandise using PayPal, Venmo, or any major credit cards directly from their smartphone through the app.  Fast Lanes at the Suns Team Shop and concession stands located near sections 116/117 and 123/124 and will allow fans utilizing the Wallet to skip the line and not miss a minute of the action.  PayPal SixthMan Members will also be able to manage their Arena Cash within the Wallet, including making transfers to other guests, viewing their balance and tracking their purchase history. And just like how your real-world wallet doesn’t only include payment options, all rewards, prizes and in-arena promotions can be accessed and redeemed in the app through the Wallet.

Tickets for Suns games will be accessible exclusively on smartphones through the Suns + Talking Stick Resort Arena App beginning with the 2019-20 NBA season, including tonight’s home preseason matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7 p.m.  A dedicated team of “App Advisors” will be onsite to assist fans with mobile ticketing or any digital support needs.

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