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Tyler Ulis caps off strong NBA rookie season with big night vs Kings

Tyler Ulis is already showing he can make a major impact in the NBA.

NBA: Phoenix Suns at Sacramento Kings Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Ulis has been ballin since cracking the starting lineup in Phoenix.

As the Suns had their season finale Tuesday night against the Kings, the rookie point guard finished the year putting up 27 points with six assists and four rebounds. Though Phoenix lost the game 129-104, the play of Ulis has been a major bright spot over the last two months.

In March, Ulis averaged 11.9 points, 7.9 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.8 rebounds per game. But in April, Ulis exploded for 20.7 points per game to go with 3.8 boards and 6.8 assists. That included a 34-point outburst vs the Rockets on April 2nd. He finished his rookie season scoring in double figures in nine straight games and 14 of his last 16 games.

The former Cat has a very bright future ahead of him along with Devin Booker and Eric Bledsoe in the Suns’ backcourt. Hopefully it translates into more wins next season.