PHOENIX — T.J. Warren scored 20 of his 27 points in the second half and the energetic Phoenix Suns improved to 2-0 under new interim coach Jay Triano with a 97-88 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).
The Jazz, who lost the previous night to the Clippers in Los Angeles, never led. Phoenix was up by as many as 17 in the first half and 18 in the second.
Devin Booker added 17 for the Suns, including a crucial 3-pointer with 1:29 to play after Utah had cut the lead to eight. Alex Len and Tyler Ulis scored 13 apiece. Len also grabbed 13 rebounds.
Rodney Hood scored 22 and Rudy Gobert 16 for the Jazz. Derrick Favors and Ricky Rubio added 15 apiece.