Kelly Oubre Jr. delivers monster put-back dunk to seal the win against the Kings
Phoenix Suns swingman Kelly Oubre swooped in with the putback dunk to seal the deal against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday. He came around from the right wing from a missed shot and sneakily slammed it in, giving the Suns a three-point lead with only 11 seconds to go.
Kelly Oubre with the putback dagger 🔥 pic.twitter.com/POWQ6FQ4x1
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The Suns ended up on top by the time it was all said and done. Kelly Oubre had one of his better games this season, scoring 26 points with five rebounds, four assists, and three steals while shooting nine of 15 from the field. DeAndre Ayton also contributed 17 points and 12 rebounds on the evening. They played extremely well in the absence of Devin Booker, who’s day-to-day with a sore hamstring.
For the Kings, De’Aaron Fox led all scorers with 24 points. He also had three bounds, five assists, and three steals. Ben McLemore added 20, Buddy Hield had 16 and Willy Cauley-Stein also added 15 points on the evening.
Overall the Suns outplayed the Kings. They shot 51.1 percent from the field, nearly four percent higher than the Kings. They had six fewer turnovers and nine more combined blocks and steals.
Since joining the Suns, Oubre is averaging 11.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 0.7 steals, 0.9 blocks while shooting 37.2 percent from deep while playing only 24.7 minutes per game. He seems to have found a new home in the organization. Only a short time ago he was traded from the Wizards to the Suns that sent Trevor Ariza back to Washington.
The Suns are now 10-32 on the season and sit list in the NBA’s Western Conference. They will face off next against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center.