Houston jumped out to a 30-19 first quarter lead against Phoenix on Sunday.

The Phoenix Suns were unable to rebound from a slow start and fell 108-89 to the Houston Rockets on Sunday afternoon in NBA Summer League action.

The Suns turned the ball over 6 times and were bullied on the boards 16-8 in the first quarter. Phoenix played catch up the rest of the game. Alex Len did not dress for the Suns who were again plagued by generally sloppy play early.

Per usual, T.J. Warren did T.J. Warren things. A day after a 20 point effort against Washington, Warren scored 22 points on 9 of 15 shooting. His 30 minutes of playing time were the most of any Sun.

Archie Goodwin again struggled handling the  ball early, but played significantly better in the second half he finished with 20 points on 6 of 10 shooting and led the team with 6 rebounds.

Devin Booker had a rough afternoon. Suns fans have to wait for the dazzling shooting performance that I'm sure we will see on Tuesday. Booker connected on just 2 of his 12 shot attempts including 0 of 4 from behind the arc.

A bright spot for the Suns on Sunday was the contribution of Justin Harper. In 8 first half minutes of play, Harper managed 9 points on 4 of 6 shooting and 4 rebounds. He would play a total of 17 minutes. Harper provided a much needed shot in the arm for a Suns team that struggled to find its footing in the first half.

Houston got 21 points from D.J. Kennedy and another 20 from Glen Rice Jr. Six Rockets scored in double figures. Montrezl Harrell and Alan Williams led the Rockets with 8 rebounds a piece.

The Summer Suns are back in action on Tuesday at the Thomas and Mack Center for a 4:30p PT matchup with the Utah Jazz.

The Phoenix Suns fell to 1-1 in 2015 NBA Summer League action after a 108-89 loss to the Houston Rockets Sunday afternoon. After falling behind 13-0 in the game’s first two minutes, the Suns...

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With the Suns moving on to Las Vegas for Summer League action, the podcast takes the opportunity to recap a crazy free agency period.

A lot has happened since I took an extended vacation the day after the draft. That means there are even more topics to stuff into this podcast edition.

Devin Booker - thoughts on the draft, this pick and what Booker's role may be next season.

Tyson Chandler - analysis of his impact on and off the court; was this a good signing?

LMA hunt - will the Suns land a big fish someday?

Thoughts on FA - winners and losers.

The new bench mob - Leuer, Weems, Teletovic and Price additions.

Are the Suns a playoff team?

Marcus Morris - the final foolishness?

Summer League - early thoughts and Suns preview.

Enjoy.

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Suns notebook: Eric Bledsoe is showing offseason commitment; Josh Harrellson is willing to prove his NBA worth again.

      
 
 

After a Summer League opening win over Washington, Phoenix gets a crack at Houston.

Your Suns are 1-0 in Summer League play. Clearly this season the Western Conference championship goes through Phoenix.

Until we get that far though, the Summer League Rockets are up next. Houston scored a 111-104 Friday night victory over the D-League Select team. Alan Williams led the Rockets in scoring and rebounding with 27 and 10, and Glen Rice chipped in 20 in the win. A look at the Summer Rockets:

  • #46 JJ Avila
  • #15 Clint Capela
  • #29 Aubrey Coleman
  • #14 Will Cummings
  • #7 Sam Dekker
  • #35 Montrezl Harrell
  • #28 Pierria Henry
  • #26 Jaron Johnson
  • #3 Nick Johnson
  • #50 DJ Kennedy
  • #18 Denzel Livington
  • #19 Glen Rice
  • #38 Chris Walker
  • #51 Alan Williams
  • #36 Christian Wood

Phoenix enters Sunday's game 1-0 as well, courtesy of an 86-77 win over the Washington Wizards. Archie Goodwin had 22. T.J. Warren had 20. Alex Len had 4 fouls in 3 minutes. It was madness. The good guys:

For a fiver you can stream the game with NBA Summer League Live. Tip off from the Thomas and Mack Center is at 1pm ET.

UPDATE: Click on the above for access to all games, but East Bay Ray informed me today's Suns game can be seen on NBATV.

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