The Phoenix Suns shot lights out, finishing 45-83 (54.2%) from the field, including 11-16 (68.8%) from beyond the arc, to cruise past the Indiana Pacers, 124-100. Phoenix (24-17) has now won back-to-back games after defeating Denver Nuggets on Sunday.
Gerald Green scored 23 points on 6-13 shooting from the field (3-5 from behind the arc) and 8-10 from the free throw line. Phoenix also got solid performances from P.J. Tucker with 13 points and 5 rebounds, and Miles Plumlee with 11 points and 7 rebounds. Paul George had another quality performance for Indiana despite the loss, scoring 26 points on 10-19 shooting (1-6 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 5-7 from the free throw line. He also recorded 7 rebounds.
Along with their eFG% of 60.8%, the Suns connected at a rate of 68.8% from 3-point range. On the season, they are 6-1 when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Pacers are winless (0-2) when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
This loss snaps a five-game winning streak for Indiana, dropping them to 33-8 on the year.
Coming up next, the Suns take on the Washington Wizards, who are 20-21 on the year. The Pacers go up against the Sacramento Kings, currently 15-26 this season. The Pacers have a 1-0 record against Sacramento this season.