PHOENIX SUNS

Deandre Ayton slams home first points as a Phoenix Sun

Jul 6, 2018, 7:19 PM | Updated: 10:52 pm

It didn’t take long for Phoenix Suns No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton to score his first points for the club.

And he did so with style.

Early in the first quarter of the Summer Suns’ opening matchup against the Dallas Mavericks, guard Shaquille Harrison found Ayton in transition down the floor, lobbing it up and allowing the big man to slam it home.

Ayton’s alley-oop made the Las Vegas crowd erupt with excitement, as he finished the game with 10 points, eight rebounds and a block.

As for other Suns’ draft picks, point guard Ellie Okobo had nine points to end the game, which included a last second three to beat the shot clock in the first quarter.

Mikal Bridges caught fire from behind the arc, hitting four of his five attempts, finishing the game with 14 points and three rebounds. George King had a quiet night, finishing with three points and two rebounds.

Leading the way for the Suns was point guard Davon Reed, who was 7-for-8 from the field with 18 points to lead the Summer Suns to a 92-85 victory.

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Phoenix Suns' Deandre Ayton dunks against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Friday, July 6, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Phoenix Suns' Josh Jackson shoots as Dallas Mavericks' Jalen Jones defends during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Friday, July 6, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Phoenix Suns' Josh Jackson shoots in front of Dallas Mavericks' Jalen Brunson during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Friday, July 6, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Phoenix Suns' Davon Reed drives around Dallas Mavericks' Dorian Finney-Smith during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Friday, July 6, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Phoenix Suns' Jack Cooley shoots over Dallas Mavericks' Duop Reath during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Friday, July 6, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Phoenix Suns' Alec Peters, right, and Dallas Mavericks' Duop Reath vie for the basketball during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Friday, July 6, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Dallas Mavericks' Duop Reath, left, and Kostas Antetokounmpo guard Phoenix Suns' Alec Peters, center, during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Friday, July 6, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Dallas Mavericks' Ray Spalding, center, shoots over Phoenix Suns' Jack Cooley (45) during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Friday, July 6, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Dallas Mavericks' Dennis Smith Jr., second from left, shoots around Phoenix Suns' Davon Reed, left, and Shaquille Harrison, right, during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Friday, July 6, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Phoenix Suns' Alec Peters, left, and Dallas Mavericks' Mitchell Creek scramble for the ball during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Friday, July 6, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Dallas Mavericks' Dennis Smith Jr., right, drives into Phoenix Suns' Shaquille Harrison during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Friday, July 6, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Dallas Mavericks' Johnathan Motley, left, shoots around Phoenix Suns' Deandre Ayton during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Friday, July 6, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Dallas Mavericks' Josh Adams, left, shoots around Phoenix Suns' Deandre Ayton during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Friday, July 6, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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