Jul 15, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Dionte Christmas (22) looks to pass the ball to Suns center Markieff Morris (11) during an NBA Summer League game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Thomas and Mack Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Suns down Heat to reach Summer League Finals


With yet another impressive performance, the Phoenix Suns advanced to the Finals of the Las Vegas Summer League with a 91-89 victory over the Miami Heat.

It was the 6th consecutive win (good for an undefeated record) for the Suns, and they did it by using a balanced attack. NBA regulars PJ Tucker (19 points, 4 rebounds), Markieff Morris (10 points, 7 rebounds), and Marcus Morris (17 points) led the way for Phoenix, and 6 players scored 9 or more points to key the win.

Obviously, victories aren’t the “goal” of Summer League, but the Suns have received impressive performances from some of their core guys throughout the week. The showings from the Morris twins have been extremely encouraging, and while neither of them will likely be a “go-to” type of player in their careers, both guys are very talented and on reasonable contracts.

As for Miami, they received a 25-point, 9-rebound breakout game from James Ennis. Ennis was acquired in a draft day deal with the Atlanta Hawks after he was selected with a 2nd round pick out of Long Beach State, and he has all the makings of a quality rotation player with his length, talent, and athleticism.

The Suns will square off with the winner of the Warriors/Bobcats semifinal match-up, and the winner will be crowned champion on Monday evening.

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