Baynes put up 24 points (8-16 FG, 4-11 3 Pt, 4-5 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one block in 33 minutes during Sunday's 140-131 victory over the Bucks. In his last outing, Baynes took advantage of DeAndre Ayton (ankle) sitting out, exploding for a career-high 37 points to go with his 16 boards and two blocks in a triumph over the Trail Blazers, tying a franchise-record with nine threes in one game along the way. This performance, while not quite as extravagant, was still impressive for the 33-year old, making that two strong games in a row in Ayton's absence. The bad news is that Ayton is only day-to-day, and he could return soon.
Baynes exploded for 37 points (12-23 FG, 9-14 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 16 rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal in 36 minutes during Friday's 127-117 win over the Blazers. Baynes got the start due to DeAndre Ayton's absence, as the second-year center is dealing with an ankle problem, but the Australian grabbed the opportunity with both hands en route to career-best numbers in minutes played, points, field goals made and three-pointers made, while being just one board shy of matching his career-high mark as well. Despite his impressive performance, Baynes might head back to the bench as soon as Ayton is available. The Suns play the Bucks at home Sunday.
Baynes will get the start at center in Friday's tilt against the Trail Blazers. Baynes will replace Deandre Ayton (ankle) in the starting lineup. The veteran big man has averaged 12.5 points and 6.5 rebounds across 25.2 minutes in 25 starts this season.
Baynes (ribs) is available for Saturday's game against the Warriors, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports. Baynes was considered probable with a hip contusion, so it's no surprise he'll be suiting up Saturday. The veteran big man is averaging 5.8 points and 3.6 rebounds in 13.0 minutes over the last five contests.
Baynes is probable for Saturday's game against the Warriors due to a rib contusion, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports. Baynes emerged from Friday's loss to the Pistons with an injury, but he should still be able to take the floor. Across his past five appearances, he's averaging 5.8 points and 3.6 rebounds in 13.0 minutes.
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