The Phoenix Suns’ backcourt of Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight are quietly off to a terrific start this season, and the two guards made the Los Angeles Lakers their latest victims in a 120-101 home victory on Monday night.
Bledsoe and Knight, both of whom hail from the University of Kentucky, blitzed the Lakers on both ends, with Bledsoe racking up 21 points and three assists, while Knight notched a 30 point, 15 assist, 10 rebound triple-double.
Knight also crushed the soul of Lakers backup point guard Marcelo Huertas, as he hit him with a slick crossover that had him in the spin cycle. This must be refreshing for Knight, who’s usually on the receiving end of these type of plays.
Phoenix is now 6-4 on the young season, including a stellar 5-2 mark at home. Knight, who is only 23-years-old, is now averaging 20.2 points, five assists, and 4.3 rebounds per game for the Suns, and although there are a flurry of talented guards in the Western Conference, play like this may warrant serious All-Star consideration for the former UK Wildcat. Especially if Phoenix can remain in the playoff picture.