Phoenix Suns Bounce Back from Opening-Night Loss to Knock Out Rival Utah Jazz
Hakim Warrick: The new guy scores 18 off the bench for the Suns.
Of course, that sense of doom regarding the 2010-11 season that pervaded Suns Nation after the team's Tuesday's opening-night drubbing in Portland was a bit premature. On Thursday, the Phoenix Suns bounced back to beat the Utah Jazz handily, 110-94, in Salt Lake City. Sure, one sort-of upset doesn't mean all will right with the Suns this season, but hitting the panic button after starting out 0-1 just seemed a big ridiculous.
Steve Nash picked up where he left off in 2009-10, scoring 18 points and handing out five assists. Vintage Nash. As long as he is healthy and productive, the Suns will never be terrible. That's how good he is. New guy Hakim Warrick, essentially filling the power forward role vacated by Stoudemire, also scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in just 26 minutes of action.