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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Suns kind of looked like something in the fourth quarter. Their young guys were fantastic, from Booker's fireworks, to Josh Jackson knocking down some clutch shots, to Deandre Ayton protecting the rim. A lot of energy in the building, and a little something to be excited about in Phoenix.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Really impressive door slamming by Devin Booker in the fourth quarter. He got an extended rest in the third because of some foul trouble, but has been on fire since checking back in. There's a lot of belief he's on the verge of a leap into superstardom, and this is the kind of thing he needs to do more consistently.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Great example of the sensational feel and confidence Luka Doncic has: He grabbed a long defensive rebound late in the third and immediately pushed it, creating a quick layup for himself on the other end. No hesitation whatsoever — he just grabbed it and went.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale on Frank Ntilikina: "I thought he played a great game. You don't see it on the stat sheet but it stood out. You can't say he didn't get after it. He made it tough. Every catch, every entry pass, every shot was contested, every rotation was right. He's an elite defender. Three steals, one block. One assist. Five rebounds. I'm just really happy with the way he's adapted to this role and hopefully he can keep growing."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In his NBA debut, Atlanta's Trae Young had 14 points on 5-for-14 shooting and five assists in 33 minutes during the Hawks' 19-point loss. "Made a few turnovers that I wasn't making in the preseason. I could have played a lot better," said Young, who had four turnovers. "But that's going to happen. I'm going to continue to grow."

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Suns are a work in progress and will spend a lot of this season figuring out who they are, but they're going to be competitive on a nightly basis. Trevor Ariza looks like a quality addition (14 points on 5-8 shooting in the first half) and there's some chemistry flashing between Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton had the stronger first half in his debut against No. 3 pick Luka Doncic as his Phoenix Suns took a 56-46 lead over the Dallas Mavericks to the break. Ayton had 10 points, five rebounds and two assists in 15 minutes, knocking down a pair of midrange jumpers and finishing an and-one with the foul on Doncic. Doncic showed his court vision, handing out three assists to DeAndre Jordan, including a behind-the-back pass for a dunk. However, Doncic missed all three shots he attempted outside the paint.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

It's not hard to see what has the NBA world captivated by Luka Doncic's potential. The flash is what catches the eye, but he's completely under control and poised with the ball. It's almost as if he's been playing professionally at a very high level already.