While the Bullets tried to bounce back, it proved too difficult to fully recover from the Suns‘ strong start to the game. Despite the loss, Travis Trice shined for the Bullets, scoring 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
The Suns‘ lead increased to as much as 69-36 before the Bullets finally started putting points on the board. While Trice helped cut the Bullets deficit to just 18 points in the second half, the Suns always responded, securing their lead. Toward the end of the historic game, both teams let their younger players take to the court and experience some playing time.
With the Bullets‘ loss, each of the three preseason games against NBL teams were won by NBA teams. The Utah Jazz won against the Sydney Kings, while the Oklahoma City Thunder beat Melbourne United by one point.