Cardinals’ Chase Edmonds rallies back, picks up win with Suns on NBA2K

Apr 1, 2020, 8:00 PM
(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)...
(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Everyone wants to win while playing video games, but everyone also does not want to get embarrassed.

That’s where Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds was headed when he controlled the Phoenix Suns on NBA2K20 against the Oklahoma City Thunder, represented by Miami Dolphins defensive end Shaq Lawson.

Edmonds was down 19 through the first quarter. To his credit, he kept playing his game and eventually pulled ahead in the third quarter. From there, he held on tight to a lead and won 75-65 in the most entertaining game yet as the Suns continue to play out the rest of their season on Twitch.

Unlike a few other games that have gotten out of hand against the Suns on the broadcasts, Edmonds wasn’t afraid to change things up when struggling. He called timeouts, made subs and switched up his defense to a 2-3 zone, and he saw immediate results from those tweaks.

Edmonds outscored Lawson 22-7 in the second quarter, bringing the energy on stream and riding that to a composed second-half performance.

In what has become a theme of players who have come out on top with the Suns, Edmonds fully unlocked Deandre Ayton.

Edmonds did a nice job of finding the big fella when he was open on the roll and around the rim, with Ayton’s rebounding prowess doing the rest of the job. Ayton had 17 points and 16 rebounds.


Phoenix has seven games left on its virtual schedule, with the next game up on Friday against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

On that same day, Ayton and Devin Booker will be representing the Suns in ESPN’s broadcast of a 16-player NBA2K tournament.

Phoenix Suns

Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns drives the ball past Mike Conley #10 of the Utah Jazz during th...
Kellan Olson

Phoenix Suns meet Utah Jazz for 1st time with back-to-back matchups

Even with injuries on both sides, the first matchups between the Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz will provide high-level basketball.
13 hours ago
Jae Crowder #99 of the Phoenix Suns reacts to an injury during the second half of the NBA game agai...
Kellan Olson

Suns’ win against depleted Pacers overshadowed by injuries for Phoenix

The Phoenix Suns got a win on Saturday night but what was first on everyone's minds was the statuses of Jae Crowder and Cam Payne.
2 days ago
Indiana Pacers guard Jeremy Lamb (26) is fouled by Phoenix Suns guard Cameron Payne, left, while go...
Jake Anderson

Suns’ Cam Payne, Jae Crowder won’t return vs. Pacers due to wrist injuries

Suns point guard Cam Payne and forward Jae Crowder will both not return to Saturday night's game against the Pacers due to wrist injuries.
2 days ago
Phoenix Suns forward Bismack Biyombo celebrates after dunking during the second half of an NBA bask...
Jake Anderson

Bismack Biyombo: Suns are unlike any other team I’ve ever been on

Phoenix Suns backup center Bismack Biyombo understands just how rare this type of team is in the modern NBA, even dubbing it as "not normal."
3 days ago
Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith, left, battles Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder (99) f...
Kellan Olson

Phoenix Suns swarm Mavericks defensively to improve NBA-best record

The Suns are in a position few teams in franchise history have ever been, atop the NBA standings and looking the part of title favorites.
4 days ago
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives past Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe during the ...
Arizona Sports

NBA All-Star voting update: Suns’ Devin Booker still outpaced by Klay Thompson

Suns G Devin Booker continues to lose ground on the Warriors’ Klay Thompson in the most recent return of NBA All-Star fan voting.
3 days ago
Cardinals’ Chase Edmonds rallies back, picks up win with Suns on NBA2K