PHOENIX SUNS

Suns center Deandre Ayton shows off dribbling skills in Game 2 loss

May 25, 2021, 9:03 PM | Updated: 11:48 pm
Deandre Ayton #22 of the Phoenix Suns puts up a shot over Andre Drummond #2 of the Los Angeles Lake...
Deandre Ayton #22 of the Phoenix Suns puts up a shot over Andre Drummond #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of Game Two of the Western Conference first-round playoff series at Phoenix Suns Arena on May 25, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton did his best Julius Erving impression in Tuesday night’s 109-102 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2.

With just over six minutes remaining in the third quarter and the Suns trailing the Lakers by 10, Ayton found himself with the ball at the top of the key guarded by Lakers center Andre Drummond.

Ayton wasted no time, as the third-year center showed off his dribbling skills to drive past Drummond and get to the rim.

As the lane cleared and the Lakers center attempted to contest the shot, Ayton pulled out his inner Dr. J with a reverse layup up and under the basket.

Ayton finished the night with 22 points on 11-of-13 shooting to go along with 10 rebounds.

With the series now tied 1-1, the Suns will travel to Los Angeles to take on the Lakers in Game 3 at the Staples Center on Thursday.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. Catch all the action on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.

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