Two Western Conference rivals duked it out on Thursday night as the Phoenix Suns took on the Dallas Mavericks at home.
The game was tight even without the power of Luka Doncic, who got hurt in the opening minutes of the match.
For the Suns, Chris Paul and Cameron Johnson led the way with 22 points each.
But Mikal Bridges was also a huge component of their offense, scoring 16 of his own.
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Bridges was really feeling himself throughout the game.
He was feeling himself so much, in fact, that he got into a bit of trouble.
After receiving an assist from Damion Lee, Bridges put up a smooth three-pointer in front of the Mavericks’ bench.
He then turned to the bench and taunted them, which immediately earned him a technical foul.
Even though that cost his team two shots, Bridges was surely comfortable with that.
Bridges has every reason to be proud and confident of himself right now as he is having his best season yet.
He is putting up an average of 16.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 3.5 assists.
Over the last four years, he has become the most consistent player for his team, never missing a game and actually holding a record in the NBA for the most consecutive appearances on the court.
Bridges is now a very reliable and popular part of the Suns’ roster.
Although he and the rest of his team were playing well on Thursday, it still wasn’t enough.
Even without Doncic, the Mavs were able to pull out a 99-95 victory.
That means the Suns, who have been looking better lately, now stand as the seventh seed in the West with an even 25-25 record.NEXT: A New Era Is Beginning For The Suns