The Phoenix Suns (hereafter referred to as the Phoenix) won Kevin Durant’s (34) team debut match.
Phoenix beat Charlotte by 105-91, 14 points in the NBA 2022-23 regular season away game held at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA on the morning of the 2nd (Korean time). Phoenix remained in fourth place in the Western Conference with a 34-29 record, while Charlotte ended its five-game winning streak with a 20-43 record.
Phoenix has built a strong starting lineup that includes Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Josh Okogi, Kevin Durant, and Deandre Ayton. In comparison, Charlotte left because of an injury to Lamelo Ball.
Phoenix, who had time to warm up until the first quarter, showed great performance in the second quarter. In particular, Phoenix’s bench lineup led by Durant overwhelmed Charlotte. Moreover, Durant broke Charlotte’s defense with a mid-range jumper that he couldn’t even know. In addition, Phoenix, who succeeded in mid-range jumpers from Booker, Paul, and Ayton, finished the first half with a 57-41, 16-point lead. 온라인바카라
Booker also led the team brilliantly like an existing ace. Booker scored 17 points alone in the third quarter alone. Ayton also helped Booker with a midrange jumper. However, Charlotte made a point to chase after Booker and Durant’s break. As a result, Phoenix faced the fourth quarter with a 79-73, 6-point lead.
Durant made his presence known to his opponents as soon as the fourth quarter began. He broke Charlotte’s defense with four consecutive midrange jumpers, and Booker also helped him put in consecutive midrange jumpers.
Afterwards, Phoenix won 105-91, 14 points, adding Booker’s wedge 3 to Charlotte, who did not give up the game.