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Jevon Carter Leads Phoenix Suns Comeback

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Jevon Carter was the spark that was needed

Sacramento Kings v Phoenix Suns Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Getty Images

Coach Monty Williams wanted Jevon Carter to slow down. The backup point guard didn’t pay attention.

Two unexpected 3-pointers later, the Phoenix Suns had the spark they needed to blow past the Sacramento Kings for a 124-95 win in the season opener for both teams on Wednesday night.

”Jevon just doesn’t listen to me, that’s pretty much it,” Williams said with a grin. “He just goes nuts, hits shots and defensively he gets all over people. He has selective hearing. I was trying to scream to him to slow down, but he’s a pitbull. That’s what I love about him.”

Carter, the Mountaineers defensive stalwart for #PressVirginia is now in his second season. He was drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2nd round of the 2018 NBA Draft and spent time between both the NBA and the G-League (Memphis Hustle). Carter was traded to the Suns in the offseason.

Check out this great video of Carter crossing up a King before drilling a three.