3 takeaways from 2018-19 season opener — Phoenix Suns

Ayton Doncic shine on NBA debuts

Deandre Ayton and Luka Doncic went head to head as the Phoenix Suns beat the Dallas

But it was Devin Booker's show, providing impressive evidence why the Suns thought him worth that five-year, $158 million deal.

Ayton the Avenger finally made his Phoenix debut, and put up a solid 18 points and 10 rebounds in his National Basketball Association debut, becoming the third Sun to debut with a double-double.

Anthony Davis scored 32 points and filled the stat sheet everywhere else (16 rebounds, eight assists and three blocks) in the New Orleans Pelicans' 131-112 win over the Houston Rockets.

"It kind of upsets me because we work so hard and we shouldn't them to have those runs, and it's all mental breakdowns", Kokoskov said.

Igor Kokoskov went with the experience in the starting lineup of Ryan Anderson and Trevor Ariza with T.J. Warren and Josh Jackson coming off the bench. Let's go ahead and look to opening night Devin Booker was dressed and ready to start opening night.

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After Dallas scored the first basket of the game, Phoenix immediately took the lead and never looked back, steamrolling its way to a double-digit advantage at the end of a 37-point first quarter. Dwight Powell with 16 points was the Mavericks top scorer. 18 of those points came in the 4 quarter, and he ran the point for the second half of the fourth quarter.

The Nets lost by only three to the Pistons, which makes their bad 3-point shooting line (5 of 27) even more painful.

Overall, it was a great way to start the season, especially since the Suns were able to put a late comeback attempt from Dallas to rest. He averaged 10.3 points in 80 games with the Minnesota Timberwolves last season. He was signed by the Suns just seven weeks earlier after the team received an injury hardship exemption.

Phoenix Suns season got underway last night at Talking Stick Arena against the Dallas Mavericks.

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