Pacers troll Suns for T.J. Warren trade after forward drops 25 in Phoenix
Indiana Pacers small forward T.J. Warren got his revenge Wednesday night.
Playing in Phoenix for the first time since being traded to Indiana (along with a second-round pick) for only cash considerations, the former Pheonix Sun impressed in his return.
Making 11 of his 18 shots (61.1%), Warren led the way for the Pacers in Indiana’s 112-87 win over the Suns. He also added three rebounds, three steals and one block, while committing just one turnover in 30 minutes of action.
The scoring effort marked the 17th time in six seasons Warren dropped at least 25 points at Talking Stick Resort Arena. It’s the eighth time this season the small forward has reached the mark.
On the other side of the coin, two of the Suns best players, Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton, combined for 26 points in the losing effort.
And although the final whistle blew, the Pacers weren’t quite done letting the Suns hear about the offseason trade that shipped Warren to Indiana for cash.
In a since-deleted tweet, Indiana’s social media account fired off this:
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) January 23, 2020
The extra dose of shade was quickly picked up by the masses on social media:
TJ Warren has eclipsed 20 points tonight. Cash Considerations has yet to score.
— The Fieldhouse (@FieldhouseEtc) January 23, 2020
— Devin Jones (@BornReadyJones) January 23, 2020
Suns fans: pic.twitter.com/QxmM7OVoT3
— iPacers.com (@iPacersblog) January 23, 2020
TJ Warren – 25pts 3rbs
— Nice Shot Official (@seanpnico) January 23, 2020
TJ Warren is a hoss, and the Suns gave up on him for no reason, zero return, and at precisely the wrong time.
— Rhett Reese (@RhettReese) January 23, 2020
The Suns really gave the Pacers TJ Warren and a pick for cash. pic.twitter.com/IutR9ooqs0
— Matthew Linville (@linvillematthew) January 23, 2020
They really just GAVE the Pacers TJ Warren
For almost nothing
— Malcolm Brogdon G.O.A.T. (@slagler94) January 23, 2020