With the Phoenix Suns getting Devin Booker back on a minutes restriction and only nine points from Chris Paul

they faced a Brooklyn Nets team on Tuesday night that shot 48% from the field and got 27 points at the foul line

While the Nets were down a few key players, including Kevin Durant, that is the type of summation that would typically doom a Suns squad

that has rightfully been criticized for the lack of offensive firepower within its supporting cast

But the way Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges starred in a 116-112 win

why their development is so important. It’s why the outcry for Ayton and Bridges to be featured more prominently

Phoenix rounds out the margins on Thursday’s trade deadline instead of creating a ground swell

significant move, it’ll need more nights like Tuesday’s from Ayton and Bridges in the postseason